Nadal’s 38th birthday: from the fortune of a legend to his days of uncertainty with Xisca and little Rafa

The best Spanish athlete in history turns 38 and does so in a bittersweet moment due to his fall in the first round of Roland Garros, his star tournament and which he was unable to lift for the fifteenth time after losing last week to the German Alexander Zverev. Xisca Perelló and little Rafa were supporting him in the stands., as well as the athlete’s sister (Maribel) and mother (Ana María Parera). Faced with Rafa’s defeat, no one could avoid tears. They are its great pillars.

Injuries have taken their toll on Rafa, who has been retired from the circuits for more than 12 months due to a problem with the iliopsoas in his left leg. He underwent surgery last June at the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona, ​​where they also treated an old labral injury in his left hip. Every athlete’s game tastes like a farewell and although it was already offered to him at the Madrid Open Tennis on May 1, he didn’t want to close the doors.

Xisca Perelló, last Monday, May 27, in the stands at Roland Garros

This is how he explained it himself after the defeat at Roland Garros: “Now I will take a few days off to be with my family and then talk to my team. I don’t know what will happen in the coming months, but my mentality is focused until the Olympic Games”. The dream of the tennis player from Manacor, in all this uncertainty about his future, is to be able to reach the Olympic Games, which are held from July 26 to August 11 in Paris.

Whatever retirement comes, Nadal has a golden retirement ahead of him. With a fortune estimated at 297 million euros according to Forbes, in recent years he has not only been focused on tennis. He has as a partner the businessman Abel Matutes Prats, with whom he has contributed to the Mabel Capital real estate fund. The two are co-owners of the Tatel restaurant chain and have also invested in the production of series for television platforms. On the other hand, Nadal remains fully dedicated to his tennis academy in Manacor, where many children dream of one day being like him, and also to the Rafa Nadal Foundation. He has his wife as director, his great pillar and the most important person in his life. The lighthouse of him.

The greatest joy of their lives came in October 2022, when little Rafa was born.. She came into the world three years after her parents’ wedding in Mallorca. Xisca, a childhood friend of Maribel Nadal, and Rafa began dating in 2005, the year in which the tennis player won his first Roland Garros with the presence of his then-girlfriend supporting him and cheering him on from the stands. The same stands where he has seen him triumph so many times until he became the best Spanish athlete in history. And now, for her, also the best father and husband of hers.