RAFAEL Nadal's new wife Xisca Perello has shunned the media limelight over the years despite dating one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. But what is Xisca's background and what's she said about her reluctant fame? Here is all we know on the beauty as her partner attempts to lift a maiden ATP Tour Finals trophy. Who is Xisca Perello and how old is she? Xisca Perello - born Maria Francisca Perello - is a 31-year-old insurance worker and business graduate. She serves as project director for the Rafa Nadal Foundation, the charity which Nadal launched almost ten years ago. The pair reportedly started dating in 2005 despite having known each other for a number of years before. When did they get married? Having dated for 14 years, it was a case of 'finally' when they tied the knot.They announced their engagement in January 2019, before getting married the following October. The couple said their vows in front of around 350 guests at the La Fortaleza castle in Majorca, the island of … [Read more...] about Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife Xisca Perello, when did ATP Finals tennis ace marry her, and do they have children?
Rafael Nadal has broken his silence over marrying his childhood sweetheart Maria Francisca Perello inside Spain's most expensive property, in a no-expense-spared lavish ceremony. The 33-year-old tennis ace, known as Rafa, tied the knot on Saturday with Mery, 31, in front of famous guests, friends and family at the Majorcan fortress La Fortaleza. Rafa, who popped the question in May 2018 after 13 years together, wed Maria - known as Xisca - inside the British-owned venue before treating their guests to a tantalising menu put together by Michelin-star chef Macarena de Castro. He has since posted a snap of the view over the Pollensa Bay, complete with fairy lights and a romantic sunset from the venue. He captioned the Instagram picture with a winking emoji. Xisca's wedding dress has also been shown for the first time - but only in sketch form, as the bride has been just as tight-lipped as her husband about the details. It was designed by Rosa Clará and featured a long, sweeping … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal wedding: First look at Mery Perello’s dress as he breaks silence over lavish fortress nuptials
RAFAEL NADAL was presented with the ATP year-end world No1 trophy - just minutes after his second comeback win of the week. The Spaniard came into his clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas knowing he had wrapped up the accolade and would be recognised after the match. That is because Roger Federer's win over Novak Djokovic last night knocked the Serb out. And therefore he could not overtake Nadal in the rankings this week - the final week of the season - regardless of Nadal's result today. In the end, Rafa put on a performance to prove why he is the world No1, fighting back from a set down once again to beat Greek Tsitsipas 6-7 6-4 7-5. It is the fifth time Rafa will finish the season as the top dog following 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017 – matching Federer, Djokovic and Jimmy Connors’ hauls and moving one behind record-holder Pete Sampras.So far he has picked up four titles – two Grand Slams at Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows as well as the Masters 1000s in … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal presented with world No1 trophy after epic comeback win against Stefanos Tsitsipas at ATP Finals
RAFAEL NADAL admitted he must play the "perfect match" against Roger Federer at the ATP Finals to have any chance of beating his nemesis. The long-term rivals could face off for the 41st time in tomorrow's semi-finals - but are awaiting the result of tonight's match to seal the Spaniard's fate. Nadal came back from a set down once again to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas earlier. But he needs Daniil Medvedev to beat Alexander Zverev in the evening match in order to advance. If Medvedev does win, Nadal will top the group and play Federer. But if Zverev wins, the German goes through to play Dominic Thiem while Tsitsipas would face Federer. And Nadal - the newly-crowned year-end world No1 for the fifth time - knows that he will need to play better than he has this week to topple Federer, who outclassed Novak Djokovic last night.The Spaniard, 33, lost to Zverev before fighting back from 5-1 behind in the third set and match point down to beat Medvedev. Even against Tsitsipas, Nadal made too many … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal must play a ‘perfect match’ if he is to beat Roger Federer at the ATP Finals as rivalry rages on
FURIOUS Rafa Nadal says it is bulls*** he has lost concentration since getting married. And the angry Spaniard ranted at the chair umpire as he lost his opening ATP Finals match in London. Defending champion Alex Zverev beat Nadal for the first time with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory at the O2 Arena. After the match, Nadal took exception to a question about his poor form following his picturesque wedding to childhood sweetheart Xisca Perelló last month. Nadal, the French and US Open champion, said: “I’m surprised I’m asked this after I’ve been with the same girl for 15 years and having a very stable and normal life. “It doesn’t matter if you put a ring on your finger or not. In my personal way, I’m a very normal guy.“Let’s move to Spanish (questions) because that’s bulls***. “I’m disappointed about my competitive spirit, because I wasn’t able to bring the game to that moment that I needed it. … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal furiously snaps at journalist over ‘bulls***’ question about wife Xisca Perello after defeat at ATP Finals