Who is nadal dating 2016
Victory here in Paris would see him win his 15th Grand Slam, lifting him above Pete Sampras and behind only Roger Federer on the list of all-time singles titles.
But it would also importantly mean something else: .
The King of the Clay's name would reverberate again a year later when he won the French Open in his first attempt, aged just 19. Nadal has earned .1m (£64m) during his career so far.
That's less than old foe Federer and Novak Djokovic, who have garnered 1m and 8m respectively.
Among it all he has now gone 28 sets without loss, dating back to his first-round win in Paris, and each one is taking him a step closer to what would be an incredibly tight semi-final against Andy Murray.'Karen is a tough opponent,' Nadal said.
'He is good on grass, but for a set and a half I played fantastic.
"The King of the Clay" has won 14 Grand Slam titles during his career and is universally adored by tennis and sports fans alike. Born in Manacor, Spain on 3 June 1986, Nadal started playing tennis at the age of three and was taken under the wing of his uncle Toni, who was also a professional tennis player.When Rafael Nadal followed him out shortly afterwards, it was more like an eruption.Nadal has history in his sights at Roland-Garros this year.Sponsorship deals and advertisements boost the 30-year-old's net worth to around 5m. Nadal has been dating 28-year-old Xisca Perello since 2005.Xisca, full name Francisca, has managed to keep a low profile despite her significant other being one of the most recognisable athletes in the world, and is rarely seen cheering on Nadal during tournaments.