Family over everything! Rafael Nadal’s wife and sister have reveal that one’s family is the first as they…
Rafael Nadal pulled off a great escape against David Goffin at the 2022 Madrid Masters. He saved four match points before beating the Belgian 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (9) in the third round on Thursday.
The Spaniard almost had the match in the bag in the second set, but the Belgian saved two match points to force a decider. The deciding-set tie-break featured plenty of twists and turns as both players refused to budge. Goffin’s defense finally gave out after 20 points as he fired a routine forehand wide of the tramline.
While Nadal appeared supremely calm and composed at the time, his supporters, including wife Maria Francisca Perello, could barely contain their emotions.
Perello doesn’t often accompany her husband to matches, but with the Madrid Masters taking place close to home, she made an exception. Her reward for the trip was a small bout of anxiety. The cameras caught the former World No. 1’s wife trying her best to hold her nerve as the action unfolded.
At one point, she even resorted to praying, a gesture that encapsulated the feelings of Nadal fans all over the world.
Family over everything! Rafael Nadal’s wife and sister reveal that one’s family is the first as they…
Rafael Nadal won an incredible match in Madrid after beating David Goffin 6-3 5-7 7-69. The King of Clay had to save 4 match points before edging the Belgian in a match that lasted more than 3 hours. Nadal will face rising star Carlos Alcaraz in the next match (quarterfinals).
During the match, it was impossible not to notice the huge suffering of Rafa’s mother, wife and sister, especially during the 3rd set tiebreak.
Poor Mery and Mama Nadal 😂
True heroes pic.twitter.com/vzCOSzURKE
— محدش فاهم حاجة (@NawalNadal) May 5, 2022
Currently ranked no.4, the Spaniard has a compiled 22-1 record in 2022. Nadal is playing at the moment in Madrid where he bested Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1 7-64 and David Goffin 6-3 5-7 7-69.
Rafael Nadal will come up against the world no.9 Carlos Alcaraz in the quarter on Friday at 4:00 pm on MANOLO SANTANA STADIUM. Their current record is 2-0 for Nadal.
The Spaniard clinched 3 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, at the Australian Open and in Acapulco. Nadal got to the final in Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open).
Nadal won 91 titles in his career: 24 on hard courts, 62 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 4 on grass courts.
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Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz played each other only twice. Their current head to head is 2-0 for Nadal. Previously, the last time they locked horns, Rafael Nadal won 6-4 4-6 6-3 in the semifinal in Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open) on the 19th of March 2022.