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Spanish tennis world star Rafael Nadal has brought immense joy to his numerous fans, close friends and family members. But not on the tennis court this time! The 33-year-old tennis professional said yes to his long-term girlfriend María Francisca Perelló (31) in a very intimate wedding last Saturday afternoon. The place of their wedding was chosen very carefully. Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perelló come from Manacor, Mallorca. They met when they were teenagers and have been a couple for 14 years. However, both are always careful to keep their private lives as secret as possible. Although Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest tennis players, he doesn't like being in the spotlight. That is why Mallorca is the ideal place for your wedding. On the one hand, the island is the home of the two spouses. On the other hand, far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi, you can organize a dream wedding there. Yes, but nothing could remain a secret in today's modern world!

First photos of the wedding in Mallorca have appeared!

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The wedding of Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca Perelló took place on October 19th in the north of the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca. Namely in the historic fortress of La Fortaleza near Pollenca. The Grand Slam winner rented the luxury property for the wedding reception.

Other great athletes like basketball player Ruby Fernandez and soccer player Gareth Bale have married their wives there. The expensive dwelling in the fortress of La Fortaleza is extremely secure and absolutely exclusive. That was an important argument for choosing this wedding venue, as Rafael Nadal consistently avoids the limelight, at least away from the tennis court. According to Spanish media reports, most of the approximately 350 invited guests should have handed in their mobile phones at the entrance. Photographers and journalists stayed outside the ceremony.

The couple was able to honeymoon in the Bahamas before the wedding.

  • Top athletes and royals among the wedding guests of Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca Perelló

The guest list for the dream wedding on Mallorca was just as exclusive as the chosen location. The world tennis star has invited the Spanish royal family. Ex-King Juan Carlos and Ex-Queen Sofia were among the guests. The 81-year-old former king Juan Carlos greeted the journalists stationed near the fortress from inside his vehicle when he arrived. Numerous tennis professionals also attended the dream wedding on Mallorca. Also present were Spanish tennis players Feliciano Lopez, Marc Lopez, David Ferrer and many others. Also invited were Portugal's biggest soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and NBA basketball player Pau Gasol. Both are longtime friends and business partners of Rafa Nadal, they run a restaurant together. Unfortunately, they couldn't come because of their clubs' upcoming games. Tennis ace Roger Federer also had to cancel his participation in the wedding at short notice. His home tournament starts on Monday in Basel, where he will play.

Rafael Nadal can rarely treat himself to a real vacation far from the tennis court.

  • The love story of Rafael Nadal and María Francisca Perelló continues

María Francisca Perelló has been a regular in the grandstand box of the 19-time Grand Slam winner for years. Actually only at the most important tournaments of her longtime friend. They have probably been a couple for 14 years. At the 2015 French Open, Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perelló presented themselves together in public for the first time. The now Mrs. Nadal is the daughter of a Majorcan contractor. Spanish media reports that Maria Francisca went to school with Nadal's younger sister Mirabel. Xisca then studied in London and currently works for "Rafa Nadal Foundation". Both lovers announced their engagement in January this year. For months all tennis fans have been waiting impatiently for their wedding, which took place in Mallorca last Saturday.

Nadal with his parents and little brother. The family is now getting bigger.

However, the pretty brunette is not seen at every Rafael Nadal tennis tournament. She wants to give him more freedom when he competes. She said so in an interview with The Telegraph in 2011. "It's not a world I want to be a part of, nor do I think Rafa chose to be would love to be with a woman who was looking for that in life," Xisca added.

19-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal!

Rafael Nadal has a busy schedule. However, the tennis pro found time to honeymoon with his Maria Francisca, but before the wedding. Both have spent a wonderful vacation in the Bahamas. In his spare time, the best Spanish tennis player is a family man. Rafa has previously said in interviews that he would like to have children of his own.

Congratulations to the happy couple and we look forward to more good news from the house of Nadal!

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