Rafael Nadal was born in 1986 in Mallorca, Spain. Currently ranked #1 in the world, he has won 9 Grand Slam titles and a career “Golden Slam” all four majors plus a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. He lives in Mallorca, Spain. John Carlin, originally from the UK, is currently a Senior International writer for El Pais, the world’s leading Spanish-language newspaper. He wrote the book that became the feature film Invictus.