Considered by many specialists to be the best clay court player in tennis history, Rafael Nadal is one of the best singles players of all time. If the sportsman’s career has no secrets for his fans, there is a subject on which he remains very secret: his love life! And yet, Rafael Nadal met his wife at the age of … 7 years! After a beautiful friendship, it was finally in 2005 that the duo fell in love while Rafael Nadal began his career. A distant time, it is for the Telegraph that Xisca Perello confided: “The idea of spending my days waiting for him does not please me. I would feel asphyxiated. And him, that would bother him. He would not stay focused. on his match. ” Finally, it was in May 2018 that the tennis player proposed to marry the pretty brunette during a stay in Rome. Finally, it is after more than fifteen years of love that the couple said ‘yes’ on October 19, 2019.
The only daughter of an entrepreneur and a municipal employee in Palma de Mallorca, Xisca Perello was born on July 7, 1988 in Palma de Mallorca. If the young woman knew Rafael Nadal from a young age, it was in adolescence that she began to develop feelings for the athlete. And yet, it was at the beginning of their love affair that she decided to move to London to pursue studies in administration. Her diploma in hand, the pretty brunette joined the University of the Balearic Islands in 2006. A year later, she was then hired by the company IMG, where she organized sporting events. Finally, it was in 2012 that Xisca Perello left her post to join the Rafael Nadal Foundation as project director. Discreet, the 32-year-old young woman is sometimes seen in the stands of tennis tournaments to encourage her husband.
“Xisca has always been very important to me”
In order to preserve their couple, Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello have decided to share almost nothing of their romance with the public. Despite everything, the tennis player confided in Paris Match a few years ago: “Xisca has always been very important to me. She has helped me a lot. Without her, it would have been impossible to get to where I am today.” hui. ” A few months before their marriage, it was for the magazine Hola that the sportsman of 34 years had confided his desire to take the next step with his wife: “Obviously, I intend to start a family. I love children and I would like my children to do whatever they want. ”
Xisca Perello and Rafael Nadal © Action Press