Rafael Nadal ties knot with longtime girlfriend Xisca Perello in Mallorca
Mallorca : Rafael Nadal has married Xisca Perello whom he had been dating since past 14 years. The marriage took place at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday.
According to a news report, the 19-grand slam champion tied the 31-year-old lady in the presence of 350 guests invited to a private ceremony. Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain from 1975 to 2014, was believed to be among those in attendance while the Michelin-star chef, Quique Dacosta, was reportedly in charge of catering.
Nadal was introduced to Perello via his younger sister Maribel.
On the work front, Nadal had to pull out of Shanghai Masters with a wrist injury he picked up during Laver Cup. Spain's world number two also withdrew from Laver Cup.
It was the second year in a row that the 19-time Grand Slam champion failed to appear in Shanghai.
"As you all probably know, I had an inflammation on my left wrist during the Laver Cup and I haven't had the time to recover and practise to be ready for this amazing event," the 33-year-old had said in a statement.
"I hope to be back in Shanghai for the 2020 tournament."