Rafael Nadal: Bio

AFP| Updated: Jan 12, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

Melbourne: Nadal fought back from a career-threatening knee injury to take 2013 by storm, winning 10 titles including the French Open and US Open and edging Novak Djokovic for the year-end world number one. Started this year with a win in Doha and he will be keen to make up for his injury-forced absence from Melbourne last year.

World ranking: 1

Birthdate: June 3, 1986

Birthplace: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain

Residence: Manacor, Mallorca, Spain

Height: 6ft 1in (1.85m)

Weight: 188lbs (85kg)

Plays: Left-handed

Turned pro: 2001

Coach: Toni Nadal

Career titles: 61

Grand Slam singles titles: 13

Career prize money: $64,826,283

Best Australian Open result: Champion (2009)