Rafa nadal dating history
Rafael was showing off his impressive fit body in blue swimming shorts, while Xisca (that's Francisca's adorable nickname) wore a floral white bikini that let us see her equally toned abs.
The couple's vacation comes just a few weeks after Rafa had to withdraw from Wimbledon and missed the French Open due to a wrist injury — you can see him wearing a brace even on vacation.
(HIGHLIGHTS)Maria Francisca Perello, who has been dating Nadal since 2005, was present in the stands during his boyfriend’s hard fought victory and the 14-times Grand Slam winner made it a point to mention her in the post-match interview.
When the interviewer noted this is the first time in 10 trips to the Australian Open that Nadal had brought his girlfriend with him, the Spaniard replied, “After 10 years finally, my girlfriend gets a wild card to come here.”It was Rafael Nadal’s first win over a top-10 player at a Grand Slam since he defeated number two Novak Djokovic to win the title at Roland Garros in 2014, his last major win.
READ | Rafael Nadal survives Gael Monfils fightback to reach Australian Open quarters“I’m very happy being in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam after a couple of years without being there,” he said.“I start the season playing quarter-finals in a Grand Slam again, especially on hard court after a couple of years without being in this round which is great news.”He also appreciated his opponent Gael Monfils’ resilience even when he was trailing by two sets.“Gael is a special player. It is a pleasure to see him in the top rankings,” Nadal said.“Sometimes it’s tough to play against Gael when you don’t know what he’s going to do.
He combines mistakes with great shots.”Rafael Nadal will now face Milos Raonic against whom he enjoys a 6-2 lead in their previous meetings.
Rafael Nadal could depart Wimbledon with this third title and Andy Murray's world No.1 ranking if events go his way.
Wimbledon correspondent Dan Kilpatrick writes: "The greatest clay-courter in history can make a case for having the most devastating left-handed forehand ever, and he is formidable for his speed and athleticism around the court, and unrivalled use of topspin.
He has the best record of wins as far as clay court tennis is concerned. His father is Sebastian Nadal who is a successful businessman while his mother is Ana Maria Perera, a devoted homemaker. It was his uncle who discovered his talent for tennis at an early age and guided him when it mattered the most.
Nadal started playing tennis when he was three years old and this obviously is the reason why he has been able to travel this far in the field of lawn tennis.
It was an emotional moment for Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday as he reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2015.
The occasion was made extra special by the presence of his long-time girlfriend - Maria Francisca Perello.