“Playing Nadal is like playing against someone with two forehands.” Former British tennis player Lee Childs on facing a 17-year-old Rafael Nadal

Nineteen grand slam titles. Two Olympic gold medals. A record 35 wins in ATP Tour Masters 1000 finals. Rafael Nadal, now 33, has amassed a staggering 84 titles in his professional career to date; a figure bettered only by great rival Roger Federer. Often labelled ‘The King of Clay’, the Spaniard