Why did Roger Federer not attend Rafael Nadal’s wedding?

Rafael Nadal is one of the most successful tennis players in the world at the moment. The Spanish tennis star has achieved just about everything on the tennis court. He is one of the best players of the current generation. Along with Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer. Nadal started his football career brilliantly by winning 16 titles before he was 20 years old.

However, speaking of his personal life, the Spanish maestro had a long-term relationship with Maria Francesca. Also referred to as Xisca Perello. Nadal and Brillo met at school and have been together since they were teenagers. The couple have been in a relationship since 2005. As Rafa has always kept his personal life very private, there has been no news about her for a very long time.


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Pirillo and Nadal’s relationship

It didn’t take long for the world to notice that the love between the two had blossomed and Pirello started gaining media attention when she started visiting on tour to watch her boyfriend in action. Although, the 34-year-old does not like attention and tries to keep her relationship as private as possible. In an interview with The Telegraph, she spoke about the same thing.

“The truth is, I don’t feel comfortable talking about these things, even in private. It’s what works for me, and what works for me and Rafael as a couple. We wouldn’t get it any other way.” she She said.

The couple got engaged in 2018. However, Nadal He was disappointed that his private information had been leaked and was not ready to give any information regarding when and where he would marry.

When did Rafael Nadal marry?

The couple tied the knot on October 19, 2019. At La Fortaleza Castle in Mallorca, Spain. Although the couple kept it private for a long time, the wedding party received a large number of invited guests.

The list is numbered around 350 and includes some big names as well. Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie were among the distinguished guests who attended the occasion. The rules seemed very strict with regards to photography as guests were asked not to take pictures from their cell phones.

Nadal interacted with the media for a while after his marriage, expressing his happiness and saying that it was a great day and he had been preparing for it for a long time.

Tennis players at Nadal’s wedding

The tennis stars who attended Nadal’s wedding were Carlos Moya, David Ferrer and Uncle Tony. However, to everyone’s surprise, the other three players, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, did not attend the wedding. It was strange because the other two were his strongest rivals and were good friends off the field.

Why did Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic not attend the wedding?

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has revealed that he did not receive an invitation to the wedding. He was also unaware of the wedding location. However, Federer later congratulated Nadal on his happy day.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer of Switzerland wait to take to the stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Speaking of Djokovic, the Serbian was also not one of the invited guests to the wedding. Notably, the invited guests were more than family and friends on both sides of the bride and groom. Although a few close tennis players made it to the list, they missed out on the big stars.

Rafael Nadal is still going strong


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The couple have been married for more than two years now. While Nadal is still piling records. The lady’s luck also seems to have worked for the 35-year-old. Xisca helps her husband run the Rafael Nadal academy. She is Director of Strategy and Relationships with the Nadal Foundation Institutions.

March 16, 2022; Indian Wells, California, USA; Rafael Nadal (ESP) reaction after winning a point when he defeated Riley Opelka (USA) in the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Although, age has taken its toll on Nadal’s body. The hero player was famous for his determination and perseverance. Notably, after losing a large part of the 2021 season due to his injury, the 34-year-old made a stunning comeback at the start of 2022 to score an excellent win from behind in front of him. Daniel Medvedev To win the Australian Open.


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Moreover, he has been performing well and his fans hope that he will remain youthful and glowing in the coming days.