Who is nadal dating 2016

by  |  19-Sep-2019 22:55

Rafael Nadal, 30, and Maria ‘Xisca’ Perello, 28, are known for keeping their relationship out of the spotlight, but even they couldn’t avoid cameras in Australia this month!

The pair are Down Under so he can compete in the Australian Open, and in the same day he’s taking on Grigor Dimitrov in the semi-finals of the tournament, photos surfaced of the couple packing on the PDA outside their Melbourne hotel. In the sweet pics, Xisca can be seen wrapping her arms around Rafa’s waist and leaning in for a hug, while he’s kissing her sweetly on the side of her face.

Nadal again unexpectedly took his answer to another deep place: "If I don't believe I can be competitive -- and when I say 'competitive', fighting for the things that I fighting [for] the last 10 years -- I will probably be playing golf or fishing at home.

I am being honest with this."Admitting that kind of doubt or describing the-end-is-near scenarios as you're about to kick off an injury comeback and first Grand Slam campaign in five months is usually not in the playbook of athletes who have done as much as Nadal.

So in the lead-up to the Australian Open, it was telling when Nadal, a man long celebrated for having the most formidable will on tour, didn't dismiss the idea his career's end could be near when he got his version of the retirement question, a topic Federer faces all too regularly these days.

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