WATCH: Maria Francisca Perello cries after Rafael Nadal’s injury at Australian Open 2023

Maria Francisca Perello was seen in tears when her husband Rafael Nadal needed a medical time-out after suffering with a fresh injury at the Australian Open.

Rafa called the physio to court and received some initial treatment and assessment but was taken off the court for his medical time-out, sparking concern among his team. As the camera panned over his player box, coach Carlos Moya could be seen looking anxious while his wife Mery was seen shedding tears before wiping them away.


  1. Hi everyone, I am new to this site and am horrified by all the bad things that young voter has written.

    I am a huge Rafa fan! ❤️

  2. It’s now more probable predicting that Nadal will get injured than winning the French Open. We have a personal betting pool at work betting on Nadal being injured or not in any major tournament. You can now make more profit than betting on FO. I would now suggest that we have a betting pool on whether Nafal will announce his retirement.

    • Young voter, you are a liar!

      All you do is write garbage and nonsense.

      Evil and malice occupy your mind.

      You are as low and disgraceful as dirt and scum.

    • Young voter: You never learn, do you?

      Making up lies about said pool is a terrible thing to do.

      You underestimate the power of hope and the fighting spirit of a Champion because you are consumed with hate and despair.

      You are a sad sad being, and we all see thru your desperate and pitiful lies.

    • Young voter, you are a fraud and impostor.

      This is a Rafa nadal fan site for Rafa Fans.

      You are so ignorant and mentally unfit to comment here with such malicious and hateful messages.

    • Young voter, who has or what possessed you to write such despicable words?

      You obviously like money and sin to participate in this pool (if it is even true). Either way you lose.

      Your soul cannot be saved because you have succumbed to avarice, greed, envy, and satanic hallucination.

    • Young voter, why are you constantly provoking Rafa fans with your hateful rhetoric?

      Making up lies to provoke others is the lowest of lows.

    • Young voter is incorrigible, and should not be on this site.

      Young voter is similar to a criminal, continuing to commit crimes on our mental well-being and health.

    • young voter is disgusting and atrocious.

      yuck, I can’t imagine any decent human being likes young voter.

      • Haha, young voter got spanked by Rafa fans. 😅

        Rafa has earned all our respect and love. 💪❤️

    • I can tell that we all love Rafa. ❤️

      However, no one likes young voter.

      Young voter does not like Rafa and should not be posting such hideous messages on this site.🤣

      • young voter is obviously oblivious to the world.

        This is a world of rafa fans, and we do not tolerate such disrespectful rhetoric.

    • Young voter, why are you so toxic to the GOAT?

      I understand you are possessed by the deadly sins of envy and avarice.

  3. Saw on the news this morning that Rafa had an MRI in Melbourne which showed that he has injured his hip flexor muscle and could need about 6 – 8 weeks to recover. On a positive note, I think that is a better injury than if he had injured his hip joint. Also I injured my hip flexor muscle once and was able to recover within a few weeks, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Rafa is able to recover more quickly than the 6-8 weeks suggested.

    • Thanks for the update.

      I’ve read another article that says Rafa tore a muscle in that area.

      Indian wells and Miami might be too soon to expect Rafa’s return.

      Looking forward to Rafa’s return during the European clay court season, where he will soar!

  4. For me, Rafa is always the most thrilling player to watch. When seeing him on court suffering from yet another injury it is so painful to watch as a fan. I can’t imagine how his family and team must feel sitting right there. I really feel for him. Watching Rafa as always; he takes you on this incredible journey with him, this wild wonderful ride. He creates such excitement on the court. I can’t imagine tennis without him. Knowing Rafa is so familiar with forging comebacks from injury, I am confident he’ll be back healthy and rearing to go once again. Until then, rest up, recover and take good care of yourself, dear Rafa! You are always my favorite!

  5. I too think Rafa should retire while his on a high now. He keeps getting all these injuries and one worse than the other. He has his new family now that he should give his all to his family. He doesn’t have to worry about money or anything of the sort as he has everything. We will all love him as our greatest tennis player ever, but the young players are coming out now and stronger than ever. Rafa will always be one of the greatest tennis stars in the world and don’t have to prove it to us anymore. We know that. He should get himself healthy, retire, and start living a wonderful life with his family. He can focus on his school of tennis that he’s running and produce some magnificent players. All in all, I wish him the best in whatever his future venues are for he’s still the best in my book.

    • I too will be done with watching Men’s Tennis when Rafa is Susan. For me, no-one can ever replace Rafa. I will be very sad when he does retire and still hope that he can recover once more to play on the clay for one more season. I fear his body has had enough and, for obvious reasons, Rafa is reluctant to listen. He has competed hard throughout his career and sheer will power has enabled him to come back after ever injury but, regrettably, they are beginning to pile up. I am sure we all hate to see Rafa in pain. The Tour will never be the same without him of course. He has surely captured our hearts and minds. The BBC has just announced that Rafa has strained his hip flexor and will need to take 6-8 weeks off to rest and recover. That might scupper any plans to play Indian Wells. Perhaps he should just focus on getting ready for Monte Carlo. Rafa needs to be healthy and fit to play at his best, which he will need to be at this stage in his career. Let’s hope he can do it.

  6. I have loved watching Rafa for several years when he was healthier. It is very painful for fans that love him to watch him play in obvious pain. I believe he needs to retire while he is still able to enjoy all the things he can do with his son and give his body a rest from the rigorous training required to compete. I am done with tennis when Rafa is.

  7. I agree that we don’t need to see Mery in tears. Intrusive.

    At the same time I think the emotional shock of seeing that happen is a big part of the story of the AO. I was watching 14000 plus miles away and I felt it. I don’t think I slept at all after the matched concluded at 12:30 a.m.

    Rafa wasn’t playing well but he was fighting intensely. And then it all stopped.

    Just got to hope for the best.

  8. It was shattering enough to see Rafa hurt and struggling. They are a family that values privacy,
    and we want to respect that.

    • I agree Dominique. It is enough to learn that Mery was upset to see Rafa in pain. We can all understand that and sympathise with her. We didn’t need to actually SEE her in tears!

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