Rafael Nadal’s Wife

Last Modified Feb 21, 2022 13:08 GMT

Who is Rafael Nadal’s wife, María Francisca Perelló Pascual?


Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player. He was quick to taste success on the ATP Tour, winning his first Grand Slam title at the 2005 French Open as a teenager. He first became the World No. 1 in August 2008, ending Roger Federer’s lengthy stay at the top of the rankings. The Swiss was his main rival at the start of his career. Novak Djokovic would soon enter the scene to become another of his primary rivals.


At the 2022 Australian Open, Nadal became the first male player to win 21 Grand Slam titles, ending his three-way tie with Federer and Djokovic. He has won 90 titles throughout the course of his outstanding career and is still the heavy favorite to win most tournaments he competes in.


Who is María Francisca Perello Pascual?


María Francisca Perello Pascual was born to Bernat Perello and Maria Pascual on July 7, 1988 in Manacor, Spain. She graduated with a business degree from the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma. After finishing her studies, she worked in London as a sports marketer. She currently works as the Director of Strategy and Relations for the Rafael Nadal Foundation. Not much is known about Maria’s personal life, as despite being in the spotlight thanks to her super famous husband, she has maintained a low profile throughout the years.


How did Rafael and Maria meet?


The two went to school together and are believed to be introduced to each other by Nadal’s sister. They began dating in 2005 but their relationship was kept under wraps for a few years. They got engaged in January 2019 after dating for more than a decade and tied the knot in October 2019. They couple do not have any children as of now.


Who is richer, Rafael or Maria?



Nadal has earned around $127 million from tennis prize money and a number of brand endorsements and business ventures have raked in even more wealth throughout his career. His yearly earnings easily surpass what his wife makes by working at the Foundation.


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