Rafael Nadal's mother, father, sister, grandmothers & extended family mob his iconic French Open statue to click their pictures with it

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal's family at 2024 French Open (Source: GETTY)

Rafael Nadal's mother, father, sister, and extended family including grandparents, uncles, and cousins accompanied him in Paris. Nadal's family was spotted clicking pictures with his iconic statue at Roland Garros.

The Spaniard enjoyed the company of his extended family as he potentially bid an emotional goodbye to the French Open. His wife Maria Francisca Perello and son Rafa Jr. were also present in Court Philippe Chatrier. Nadal, however, lost in the first round to Alexander Zverev.

The Spaniard's mother Ana Maria Parera, father Sebastian, grandfather, uncle, and cousins were seen taking in the iconic Rafael Nadal statue.

The King of Clay's grandmothers were also spotted near his statue.

Apart from his family, the who's-who of the tennis world were also present to watch Rafael Nadal's potential last match at the French Open. Novak Djokovic, Iga Swiatek, and Carlos Alcaraz were present to witness the historic match.

Manchester City and Spain soccer player Rodri was also in Paris to watch the Spaniard live two days after losing the FA Cup final. French tennis stars Caroline Garcia and Alize Cornet were also seen enjoying the match.


Rafael Nadal could return to Paris for the Olympics

The Spaniard at the 2024 French Open
The Spaniard at the 2024 French Open

Rafael Nadal could make a return to Roland Garros courts soon as he expressed his desire to play in the upcoming Olympic games in the on-court interview. The Spaniard added that he would assess his motivation and level of tennis after the Olympics and decide upon his future.

"I hope to return to this court for the Paris Olympic Games, that motivates me and I hope to be well prepared. After the Games, I have to see how I am in terms of motivation, physicality and tennis level to see if it makes sense to continue playing," Nadal said.
"The amount of feelings I had on this amazing court during my career is just unbelievable. I never could imagine when I was a kid I would be here at almost 28… 38 years old… I would love 28," he added.

Nadal stated that he never even dreamt of winning 14 titles, adding that each year was as special as the last one.

"Winning so many times was something I could never dream about. It’s been a beautiful process. All the memories every year have been different but not less special than the other," he said.

Rafael Nadal has won an unprecedented 14 titles at the French Open.

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