Nadal holds the record after winning his eighth straight Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012 and is the only player in the open era to achieve such a feat.
When he was 14, the Spanish tennis federation requested that he leave Mallorca and move to Barcelona to continue his tennis training.
Nadal's family turned down this request, partly because they feared it would hurt his education, The decision to stay home meant that Nadal received less financial support from the federation; instead, Nadal's father covered the costs.
In May 2001, he defeated former Grand Slam tournament champion Pat Cash in a clay-court exhibition match.
and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer).
He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.