After a thrilling, five-set match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, Rafael Nadal of Spain is headed to the 2017 Australian Open final.It will be the first time he'll play Roger Federer for major title since the 2011 French Open, and the ninth time the two have played for a Grand Slam title in a final.
The Spaniard has dropped only two of the 32 sets he’s played on the red dirt this year.The left-hander hardly could have asked for a better week in Madrid.It seems everyone had an opinion on the matter: Based on the facts (Nadal spotted alone with a cute sweater), is there trouble in paradise or is it much ado about nothing? .action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before.
Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. For me to have gone would have meant stepping into that celebrity world," she said."It’s not a world I want to be part of, nor do I think Rafa would have chosen to be with a woman who looked for that in life." Click through to see photos of Perello cheering Nadal on and to learn more about her life.Her tennis star beau Rafael Nadal was on cloud nine after smashing his opponent Marcos Baghdatis at the Australian Open on Thursday.And his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, known as Xisca, shared the celebrations as she beamed from the grandstands during the exciting match.The pair are childhood sweethearts, having met in Palma de Majorca, an island off the coast of Spain, while they were growing up. The simple life: The notoriously private couple have avoided speaking about their relationship to the media with an insider revealing to : 'Raf and Xisca are both very shy and ordinary people who like to live simply'The notoriously private couple have avoided speaking about their relationship to the media with an insider revealing to Fabwags.com: 'Raf and Xisca are both very shy and ordinary people who like to live simply.''They are not at all interested in a celebrity lifestyle.