It's generally agreed that Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest and most accomplished tennis players of all time. He competes frequently against two other greats, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, and is often discussed in the same breath as them.
Although King of Clay enjoys widespread fame, there is relatively little known about his life outside of the court. However, Rafael Nadal has already discussed a matter that many would regard to be highly private.
Is Rafael Nadal Married?
Dating between Nadal and Xisca Perello began in 2005. They made the joyous announcement that they were engaged in January 2019, and they were married on October 19, 2019. In front of 350 guests, they said their “I do's” in the courtyard of La Fortaleza, a castle on the Spanish island of Majorca.
Nadal gave a quick talk to the press after walking down the aisle with his new wife. The ceremony will be brief, he said, but “I think we love it very much”. Having the friends we always desired has made our time together very enjoyable. The day was fantastic. It’s something that we have been preparing for such a long time.”
Who is Nadal’s Wife Xisca Perello?
Just like her spouse, she is originally from Mallorca, the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands. According to her profile on the professional networking site LinkedIn, she graduated with a BA in business management from the University of the Balearic Islands sometime between 2006 and 2010.
After finishing his undergraduate degree, Perelló attended the ESADE Graduate School in Barcelona. At the Rafa Nadal Foundation, Perelló has worked since April 2012. The MBA graduate joined the company as a project manager and was promoted to CEO in November 2019. She also has the role of secretary for the board.
The foundation's efforts in Spain and India demonstrate the “transformative potential of sport and education,” as promised on the site. Nadal and his mother, Ana Maria Parera, established the organization in 2008.
How Did They Meet?
Apparently, Nadal and Perello knew each other through mutual friends, according to many accounts. They started dating in 2005 while both were students at the University of the Balearic Islands; Nadal was 19 and Perello was 17.
Despite the obvious strength of their relationship from the start, Perello and Nadal have chosen to keep their personal lives outside of the public eye. We have only seen Perello in public once, and that was to cheer on her husband at one of his games. Other than brief pap images of the two as they traveled together, we have never seen her in public.
Do They Have Children?
It has been widely speculated that tennis great Rafael Nadal and his wife Mery “Xisca” Perelló are expecting their first child together, and Nadal has now confirmed the news that he will be a father, putting an end to the rumors.
The Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal reportedly said, “If all goes well, I'm going to be a father,” to Sky Sports. They recently got married in 2019, but the happy couple has decided to keep their announcement under wraps for the time being.
Hola!, a Spanish newspaper, was the first to break the story early on Monday morning. Like many professional athletes around the world, Nadal wanted to keep the pregnancy a secret at first. This was the reasoning behind his action. They welcomed their baby into the world on October 8th, 2022, & the world welcomed him with open arms.
Why Do Xisca Remain Frequently Absent During Nadal's Tennis Matches?
Xisca Perello said in one of her few interviews that, to keep the peace in her relationship with Nadal, she avoids going to many of his tennis events. She went on to say that she was worried her presence at any event would distract her fellow Spaniards.
The idea of me sticking around and waiting on his needs all day tires me out,” Xisca told The Telegraph in 2011. “He needs his space when he is competing.” I could literally suffocate. Plus, he'd have to be concerned that something might happen to me… No. I'm afraid our friendship would suffer if I started going everywhere with him. However, she was a more frequent visitor at the 2020 Australian Open and witnessed all of Nadal's four-set win over Nick Kyrgios.