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Rafael Nadal is one of the most significant figures on the ATP tour. This is the reason why he has been in so many press conferences throughout his career. That’s not to say every press conference has gone smoothly. Check out this one time he got interrupted by a phone call during a press conference.

 

 

Who Interrupted Rafael Nadal?
In the video, we see teenage Rafael Nadal in the middle of a press conference when his phone started to ring. The person who interrupted him by calling was none other than his mom. I think we all can understand this as it is a mother’s duty to check up on her son.

Rafael Nadal

Young Rafa picked up the phone and told her in Spanish, “Mamá, could you do me a favor?…I’m at a full blast press-conference… I’ll call you back later.” The reporters had their laugh during the conference and Rafa also couldn’t help but smile.

We have not seen Rafa in such post-match conferences because there have been no tennis matches. This is because the coronavirus pandemic has suspended the ATP tour. This will make us tennis fans ask the question – when is the ATP tour returning? Unfortunately, there is no clear answer.

Rafael Nadal smile

The ATP tour suspension has been extended not once but twice. The official date set by the ATP for resuming the tour is July 13th but with the current situation, it looks like the tour won’t resume even by then. If we do not see any improvement in the near future, then it is likely we will not see any tennis this year.

Roger federer and Rafael Nadal

That is not something that we tennis fans want. That is not something Rafael Nadal wants. He will want to have the chance this year to equal Roger Federer’s record for the most grand slam titles. If the virus is contained, he will have that chance and will do his best to achieve that goal.

Who is Rafael Nadal’s Wife Xisca Perello?
Rafael Nadal with wife

Nineteen time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal had been dating Xisca Perello since they were teens and got married on 19th October 2019. According to the reports, Rafael Nadal proposed Xisca during a trip to Rome in May of the past year.

Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife Xisca Perello?
Maria Francisca Perello, 31, was born and raised in Mallorca, Spain. She is popularly known by her nickname Xisca. According to sources, Xisca met Rafael Nadal while the two were in high school and a friend introduced them.

Rafael Nadal and wife

However, it was only in 2005 when the pair officially started dating.

Xisca Perello is also a graduate in Business Administration and English from the United Kingdom. She is currently working as an insurance worker and also serves as a project director of the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which was launched a decade ago.

Xisca likes to keep her life private as she doesn’t have any public social media channels. Earlier, Xisca had revealed in an interview that she avoids getting celebrity status.

Rafael Nadal on court

“It’s the celebrity world, not a world I want to be part of, nor do I think Rafa would have chosen to be with a woman who looked for that in life,” she said referring to the fact that she hardly events any events with Rafael Nadal.

Why is Xisca Perello absent from Nadal’s matches?
Xisca Perello is also often absent from Rafael Nadal’s tennis matches as she wants to preserve their relationship. The Mallorcan feels that her presence in Nadal’s matches would probably disrupt his focus.

She said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, “He (Rafael Nadal) needs his space when he is competing, and just the idea of me hanging around and waiting on his needs all day tires me out.”

Rafael Nadal smiling

She further added, “It would asphyxiate me. And then he would have to be worrying about me… No. If I followed him everywhere, I think there’s a risk we might stop getting along.”

Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello marriage
The couple got engaged secretively in 2018 and the news remained private until 2019. The Spanish pair also wanted to keep their marriage a secret affair but the news went public earlier in 2019.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello tied the knot on October 19 at La Fortaleza – a Spanish fortress in Mallorca. This fort is one of the most expensive properties in Spain. Some of the big names from the tennis fraternity were part of the 350-strong guest list.

Though Nadal and Perello have been quite private about their relationship over the years, Nadal expressed his desire to have a family one day. “I would love to have children, boys, girls…I’m a person who loves kids and I’m a family guy,” he said in an interview earlier.

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