But he may have switched idea, as the Hola Magazine reported that Nadal and his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello will get married in Autumn this year.
They reportedly got engaged in May last year in Rome and in the last eight months no one - but family members and close friends - learned about the news ' I like kids and I would like my kids to do what they want', Nadal confessed in an interview to ESPN last year in Acapulco, Mexico.
In a rare interview with The Telegraph in 2011, she said: “Even if my family asks me about Rafael, I prefer not to say much.“The fact is that I just don’t feel comfortable talking about these things, even in private.“It’s what works for me and what works for Rafael and me as a couple,” she added.
“We wouldn’t have it any other way.”Nadal’s girlfriend Perello is a project director for his foundation, the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
The couple kept their engagement private for eight months.
Perello and Nadal prefer to keep their relationship out of the limelight.
EPA-EFE/CATI CLADERA epa07638796 Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal’s girlfriend Meri ‘Xisca’ Perello (R) and mother Ana Maria Parera (L) upon their arrival in Palma de Mallorca one day after Nadal’s win in the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, in Balearic Islands, Spain, 10 June 2019.
EPA-EFE/CATI CLADERA epa07638795 Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal’s coach Carlos Moya is seen after his arrival in Palma de Mallorca one day after Nadal’s win in the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, in Balearic Islands, Spain, 10 June 2019.
Nadal is taking Australian tennis player Dominic Thiem, 25, in the men’s final of the French Open 2019 this afternoon.
In the photos, we can see that the King of Clay was joined by his fiancé Maria Francisca Perello, mother Ana Maria Parera and coach Carlos Moya at the airport in Palma de Mallorca.
Many fans and reporters also were there to welcome the 18th time Grand Slam champion.
Xisca Perello, 30, appeared serious as she watched on from the stands.
Dressed in a black dress with a pretty floral pattern, she looked slightly apprehensive as she waited to watch her future husband, Rafael Nadal, compete in the men’s final of the French Open 2019.
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The business graduate wore her brunette locks in a loose down ‘do of curls and shielded her eyes from the sun behind a pair of dark glasses.