Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has become a father for the first time. Nadal’s wife Maria Francisca Perello gave birth to a son on Saturday (October 8). Real Madrid, a famous football club in Spain shared this news on their official social media handle and congratulated Nadal and his wife. In June this year, 36-year-old Nadal shared the information about his wife’s pregnancy.
Real Madrid wrote, ‘Congratulations to our dear honorary members Rafael Nadal and Maria Perello on the birth of their first child. We join you in sharing the joy of this moment. Best wishes.’ According to Spanish media reports, this couple has decided to name their child ‘Rafael’, which is quite a famous name in this country.
Rafael Nadal married his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello in 2019. Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca Perello started dating in 2005. After dating each other for about 14 years, both were tied in the bond of marriage. Both were married in Spain’s most expensive resort ‘La Fortaleza’.
Maria dominates social media
Maria Perello has been an insurance agent by profession. She is also the project manager of ‘Rafa Nadal Foundation’. Nadal’s wife Maria Perello is very glamorous and her pictures keep going viral on social media. Nadal lives a very luxurious life. The mansion in which he lives is worth around Rs 30 crore. This mansion was built by Nadal in the year 2013. Rafael Nadal is the owner of assets worth more than 1500 crores.
Nadal is currently world number-2
Talking about tennis, Rafael Nadal is present at number-2 in the current ATP rankings. Nadal has a chance by the end of this year to overtake his compatriot Carlos Alcarez to come to the top. Nadal recently played in the Laver Cup in London where he competed in doubles with the legendary Roger Federer. That match was the last match of Federer’s career.
Nadal has the most Grand Slam names
Talking about Nadal, he is the player to win the most Grand Slam in men’s singles. Nadal has won 22 Grand Slam titles so far. Nadal started the year 2022 by winning the Australian Open, after which he won the French Open for the 14th time in his career. However, Nadal had to withdraw from the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2022 due to injury. After this, after losing to Francis Tiafoe in the fourth round of the US Open, he was out of the competition.