Who is Rafael Nadal’s Wife Xisca Perello? Unknown Facts about Tennis’ Glory Couple

Rafael Nadal’s wife Xisca or Francesca Perello is seen at all of his events and she manages plenty of the Spaniard’s off-court activities.

Rafael Nadal tied the knot with Xisca Perello in 2019. (Image credit: Twitter)
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Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest players in the modern era of Tennis. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles, including 13 French Open titles. Nadal is currently tied with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with 20 titles. All three legends have won the career Grand Slam, with Nadal also adding the Olympic singles and doubles gold medal also. Along with his success on the court, there has been another factor off the court that has contributed to his legendary status. The presence of one individual in the stands constantly motivates him. It is Rafael Nadal’s wife, Francesca or Xisca Perello.

The couple shares a magnificent relationship. It was during the 2017 Australian Open after-match interview that grabbed the attention of Rafael and Xisca. Jim Courier, the former Grand Slam winner, asked Rafael Nadal about Xisca. When Nadal gave the ‘wildcard’ comment, the crowd gave out a cheer. When Courier pressed further that whether she was a main draw player, Nadal cheekily said, “Better stop here”. That got the crowd going and put Xisca in the spotlight.

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Francesca has had a very private life, with no social media handle to say who she really is. Here are some unknown facts about Rafael Nadal’s wife Xisca.

How did Rafael Nadal meet Xisca Perello?

The story of how they met was interesting. Xisca was good friends with Nadal’s sister Maribel. Actually, ever since the age of seven, Nadal and Xisca knew each other. The duo has known each other ever since childhood. When Nadal made his debut on the professional circuit at the age of 19, she was 17. In 2007, two years after Nadal had gained tremendous success, he announced to the world that he and Xisca were a couple. They lived together but did not marry for nearly 12 years. Nadal and Xisca married in 2019 after the end of the US Open.

Who is Xisca Perello, Rafael Nadal’s wife?

Xisca Perello was born on July 7th, 1988 in Mallorca, the same hometown as Rafael Nadal. She is the daughter of an entrepreneur and a municipal employee in Palma. Xisca’s interests lay in business and she graduated from Business School. She was well-versed in Insurance. When Xisca started dating Rafael Nadal, she quit her job as a sports marketer in London and decided to manage his activities. In 2011, she decided to manage Rafael Nadal Foundation. Currently, she holds the position of Project Director of Strategy and Relations with Institutions

Why does Xisca Perello not have any social media handle?

Yes, it is true. Xisca does not have an official social media handle on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. In an interview with Tennis-Shot.com a couple of years, Xisca gave the reason as to why she avoids social media.

Rafael Nadal wife Xisca Perello.

“I am not in them because those images are snapshots of a moment. They are not planned. In the case of tennis, it was a spur-of-the-moment idea and they put it up because it was fun. But that’s it. Besides, I’ve always been very clear that I’m not the famous one,” Xisca said.

Does Rafael Nadal and Xisca have any kids?

After getting married in 2019, the couple has not had children. But, Rafael Nadal has made it clear that he would love to have children and start a family. But, in an interview with tennisworldusa.org, Nadal explained that he will tell his children the importance of Xisca.

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How many people attended the wedding of Rafael and Xisca? Where was it held?

Rafael and Xisca got married in 2019 at the La Fortaleza Castle in Mallorca. There were over 350 guests in attendance. But, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic did not attend.

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