Rafa, the amazing Spanish professional tennis player who never gives up in the face of overwhelming odds has been ranked world No. 1 tennis player for 209 weeks;, won an all-time record 22 Grand Slam men's singles titles, including a record 14 French Open titles; won 92 ATP singles titles including 36 Masters titles. His 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era. He is currently ranked world No. 3 in singles by the ATP.
Though he had other wins on other major courts, SUPERMANuel Santana was the only Spanish male winner at Wimbledon until Rafael Nadal came along in 2008. He became an instant national hero in isolated Spain