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Maria Isabel Nadal plays a significant role in Rafael’s life.

Maria Isabel Nadal, also known as Maribel, was born three years after Rafael in 1989. The siblings share a close bond, and Maribel has been a steadfast supporter of her brother throughout his tennis career. Here are some interesting facts about her:

  1. Education and Career:
    • Maribel studied Motor and Sport Sciences at the INEFC center in Barcelona from 2009 to 2013.
    • After completing her graduation, she pursued a master’s degree in Sports Management at the Pompeu Fabra University.
    • She has worked with sports management companies like Duet Sports and IMG, as well as Banca Santander and a communication agency called Producciones Komodo.
    • Currently, she works in the marketing department of the impressive Rafa Nadal Academy.
  2. Close Relationship with Rafael:
    • Maribel frequently accompanies Rafael to his matches and is often seen in the stands cheering for him.
    • In an interview, she mentioned their special bond: “He’s always urged me to come along when he goes out with his friends. It’s natural to us, even if others might sometimes find it strange.”
    • She appreciates Rafael’s role in her life and describes him as a good brother: “Most boys growing up see their younger sisters as irritations, especially when they are teenagers, but that has never been the way Rafael has treated me.”
  3. Matchmaker for Rafael and Xisca:
    • Maribel played a pivotal role in introducing Rafael to his long-time girlfriend, Xisca Perello. Their relationship blossomed, leading to their eventual marriage.

Rafael Nadal in 2024

Now ranked no.275, Nadal played his last match on the 11th of May when he was overcome by world no.8 Hubert Hurkacz 6-1 6-3 in the 2nd round in Rome (draw).

At the moment, during this season Rafael owns a compiled 7-4 match record.

Rafael Nadal will come up against the world no.4 Alexander Zverev in the 1st round on Monday at 4:00 pm on Court PHILIPPE-CHATRIER. Their current record is 7-3 for Nadal.

The Spaniard won 92 titles in his career: 24 on hard courts, 63 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 4 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

Nadal has scheduled to play next at the Wimbledon (Wimbledon). He will start from the main draw that will commence on the 1st of July.

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