It was an emotional moment for Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Monday as he reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2015.The occasion was made extra special by the presence of his long-time girlfriend - Maria Francisca Perello.Other articles on the matter said that the two are certainly eyeing on a lifetime together as they considered engagement as something "inevitable" in their relationship.The report said that two were on a dinner date when people noticed that Perello has a "significant bulge" on her stomach.The ninth seed Spaniard defeated Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 at the Rod Laver Arena in almost three hours.He will face Milos Raonic as a clash with Roger Federer looms large.He immediately sought out his girlfriend, Maria Francisca Perello, when he pulled out of Wimbledon this year.“Tennis ace Rafael Nadal was taking his mind off his ailment on Saturday as he soaked up the sun in Formentera, Spain with his long-term girlfriend Xisca Perello, 28,” reports His girlfriend is famous for avoiding the spotlight and choosing to take her work in business seriously.
“I hope each day to go (progress) a little bit more and arrive in Rio well prepared, although as I always say there is nothing certain in this life,” Rafael Nadal said, according to .
The newspaper also added that people who claim to be close to the couple are “convinced” an engagement is inevitable. Fans were simultaneously mourning and celebrating the news. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry him...
“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. On Saturday, Rafael Nadal’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 31-year-old tennis player was tying the knot.
She rarely appears next to him at red carpet events.
As for his training regime, because of his injury, he has not competed since late May, but that is not stopping him from taking part in this year’s Olympics.