Rafael Nadal: ‘We got married to have a big…’

A fan asked the coach Carlos Moyá if Rafael Nadal’s team had listened to Patrick Mouratoglou and Moyá replied by stating that he only remembers those who support Nadal. During the clay season, Mouratoglou explained that Nadal likes to play a lot during the clay season and it would be difficult for him to prepare well for the clay season. Mouratoglou was right, as Nadal was forced to skip the start of the clay court season with a stress fracture of the ribs and was only able to play in Madrid and Rome before the French Open. The truth is that Nadal did not have a great preparation for the French Open, but still he managed to win a 14th title at Roland Garros. “Here we continue, time passes but Rafal Nadal is always punctual faithful to his appointment. Proud to be part of this madness, keep the party going,” Moyá tweeted. “I only remember those who support and enjoy the victories. Greetings!”, Moyá replied to a fan. In early May, Mouratoglou said that it would be difficult for Nadal to prepare well for the French Open. “Rafael Nadal is not going to play many matches, and it is very rare that he reaches Roland Garros with so few games.”

Rafa Nadal on his family

Rafael Nadal won his 14th French Open title on Sunday, beating Norway’s Casper Ruud in straight sets in the final. “One of the keys to success was to stay at home. I never had any doubts about that. My career would have been very different if I hadn’t had my family. I am no longer a child! But it’s as if we all live in the same village. Everyone talks to each other and everyone knows each other. I am very close to my father, my mother. It is obvious when you see us together,” Nadal said. Nadal married long-term girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, who also hails from Mallorca, in 2019. The 36-year-old credited her for helping him grow. “We got married to have a big party. Basically, it hasn’t changed much in our lives since we’ve been together for 17 years. But there had come a time in our lives when it felt like the right timing to do it. She helped me grow in this environment,” said Nadal. King of clay Rafael Nadal is the best performer in the French Open. With a record fourteenth title win on Sunday, the 36-year-old also became the oldest Roland Garros champion ever.