PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal celebrates his 30th birthday with girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello and their friends

Rafael Nadal showed off his impressive form on a yacht, celebrating his 30th birthday in style with his lovely girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello inย Formentera, Spain.

Their holiday evidently wasn’t hindered by Rafa’s ailment, which he kept protective with a bright blue wrist support; a contrast to his vibrant pink swimming shorts.

Here are a few photos.

Source: Daily Mail


  1. Nobody can get close to Novak when he’s on his A game. And after being beaten by Stan last year there was no way Novak was letting it go for a second time.But what a song and dance at the end (totally embarrassing) It’s a clay court not the stage for Novak’s less than convincing acting performance. Andy played well not a joke at all , and as for the whole Uncle Toni thing again Sosa your like a dog with a bone , let it go

    • Here we go again. Do I comment on your nonsense? Dog and a bone is more resemblance of you and my comment. chill out, you don’t have to go into the attacking mode every time I post a comment. Djoker is beatable. Andy played 3 sets of craps.

  2. Rafa 9 FO’S, Novak 1 FO. that says it all,If Rafa hadn’t been injured and the way he was playing he would have stood a good chance of No 10 FO this year, Novak and Andy had an easy ride to the final without Rafa.
    Hope to see him at Wimbledon…

    • Undisputed GOAT? Any first year social sciences student would learn the statistically impossibility of deciding who the GOAT is. Number of wins/trophies is a seriously limited and distorted view. There are too many variables: age, illness, injury, opponents, hours played, strength of field, training, diet, coaches etc etc etc. It’s as impossible as comparing two eras. 12 of Novak’s 26 wins over Rafa are from 2013 onwards (almost half!). 7 have been in 2015/16. Novak did not overtake Rafa in wins until this year 2016! He had to wait for a dilapidated Nadal to gain significantly. Novak is a great player but in a weak field. The fact that Murray is No2 says alot – I really don’t believe he has upped his game at 29. Novak’s body (and mind) has outlasted Rafa’s and to some that may make him a better player. Numbers of wins/trophies are all we have but who the GOAT is is purely subjective.

  3. Hi ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    I’m currious – do you know whether Rafa reads the posts from his fans on this great site? Hope so ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ Another question. Does anyone here knows where to write for Rafa’s autograph? Thx. and have a nice day โ˜€๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

    RAFA ROCKS ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜˜

  4. Lovely pics โค๏ธ Happy 30 th. ๐Ÿ”†๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ˜˜Get well soon dear Rafa ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ€ Miss seeing you play and am looking forward to your comeback ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ Take care and VAMOS champ ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’–

  5. Andy murray is a joke. he doesn’t deserve to be NO. 2. he couldn’t hold his freaking serves in sets 2,3 and 4. Djoker team methodically analyze his opponents games and their weaknesses. unless Uncle Toni and Rafa’s team that have no clue whatsoever. please don’t me started with his previous 14GSs. I’m in a rotten mode after today’s FO final. I just hate Novak and uncle Toni.

    • It’s not Novak fault that the top players are playing bad or have injuries. He just is taking care of his business about that huge advantage while last which I don’t think will be too long

    • Rafa loves his Uncle Toni as he has stated so many times, because were it not for Uncle Toni he would not be who he is today.


  6. Rafa, all best wishes for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY celebrating on your new yacht,
    with your family and friends who all mean so much to you.Take time for the tendon sheath inflammation to heal.Remember to keep using your right hand instead.
    Love and prayers,
    Alaine(Sydney, Australia.)

  7. When I see a GOOD (hmmmmmmm) man with the same bragging rights as the much loved Rafa and Roger I will let you know , haven’t found him yet though.๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

  8. Rafa missed RG in body but he was there in spirit.
    To his friends Feliciano and Marc, “How exciting! HUGE Feliciano and Marc!!! I’m very happy for my friends’ win at #Roland Garros!!! Congrats!”
    To Garbiรฑe, “Congrats Garbiรฑe for your win at Roland Garros. Great news for Spanish tennis.”
    Rest assured Rafa, you will certainly be back at RG. Take your time in getting back to form because I will wait for as long as it takes.


  9. Thank God the FO is over , won’t have to hear about Novak trying to win it again . Novak again over the top and no class . Stan last year toned his victory down to save Novak’s feelings but this year Novak didn’t give a hoot about how Murray felt . Hurry back strong Rafa and take your trophy back , if I have to watch anymore cringe worthy moments of Novak I will have to find a new sport to watch

    • Same thoughts… Glad that this sad FO is over now. I also fear to lose my passion for (male) tennis after the Rafa- Roger- era is over. But why must the new record-breaker be this “cold” Djoker…somehow sorry to feel like this, but impossible to force the sympathies. He’s just not having that “authentic” charisma, for me.
      Rafa, we need you back on the tour for 5 more years, at least! Just take enough time to heal this wrist out… I also had a tendon sheath inflammation last year, it took over one year to heal out :(. But normally it should not take so long… I pray! I’ve got some Wimbledon tickets… But something very very big will (probably) be missing there….I can live with. But I wish soooo much to see him play in Basel and for him that he can do the Olympics.
      Now, I need some more patience :).

    • Novak now has equal bragging rights with Rafa and Roger.

      Well, you can’t keep a good man down for too long, can you?

      But, as always, we’ll see…..Hmmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,

    • Agreed in everything you have said. Novak on the top when the others top players have not playing well or with injuries. I only can say that he has taken a good advantage of it, pity

    • No class…so true! His antics with the ball kids after each win was sickening, and in the final instead of going up to thank his family and coaches for helping him win the one trophy that’s alluded him for so long, he does that stupid thing with the kids. All he’s doing is kissing up to the crowd etc. As I’ve said before, he is such a phony and the only time he’s gracious is when he’s winning or has won, it’s easy to be gracious when you’re winning. For example, during the semis after losing a point he threw his racket so hard on the ground that it just missing a lines person standing behind him, had it hit the man, Novak would have been out on his ass. Never will you see Rafa doing anything like that. Novak will be just a faint memory long after everyone is still talking about Rafa.

  10. Glad he’s enjoying himself. Boy is clay court tennis boring without him. Should have been his today, but here’s to a speedy recovery.

  11. French open is only a score now. Happy Birthday to the player who has defined champion in the sport of tennis. A warrior and a gentleman. All the best for a complete recovery-what better way to recuperate than on that beautiful yacht๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ†โค๏ธ

  12. Haven’t a clue , I think there are quite a few Serbs there (maybe they should remember that as soon as he became rich and famous he left the country he proclaims to love so much).I don’t understand the French they didn’t react this much when their own players were on court and never when Nadal won

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmm………maybe because Novak lives there and can also speak French, I guess…

      Je parle Francais?

      But, as always, we’ll see………….

  13. Can anyone explain to me why the French crowd don’t like Andy? Or is it that the Serbians have turned up en masse? I really don’t get it.

  14. So glad Rafa having a good birthday with his girlfriend and friends
    We so miss hime this year at RG especially after he was getting back to his best
    Get your wrist sorted and take time for it to heal
    We so miss you and tennis is so boring without you w
    Now hoping Andy wins this year

  15. I do hope Andy wins today ,then he can keep the trophy warm ready to hand back to his friend Rafa next year.


  17. RNF has posted fans’ birthday videos to Rafa on YouTube. These come from all over the world and what is so endearing is that many thanked Rafa for the joy he has given them. Rafa has some very special fans.


  18. Lovely to see Rafa enjoying himself after the heartbreak of having to retire from the FO. Keep fighting Rafa and hope to see you back on the tennis circuit soon

  19. Happy 30th birthday dear Rafa! The FO was boring without you. I hope that your wrist can heal quickly, but it looks unlikely that you will be able to play Wimbledon. We know how much you want to be ready for the Olympics. Your fans miss you, but we are glad you are enjoying yourself with your close friends.

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