But seeing how his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello has been his active supporter for years, it’s no surprise that she is sticking with Rafa through the thick and thin.Rafael Nadal definitely felt the heat after dropping out of French Open this year, but the former champion has his hopes high for the US Open 2015. Rafael Nadal has been staying strong despite his recent flailings, possibly for the sake of his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello.And this isn’t a two ships passing in the night’ type of relationship.The two have reportedly been dating for three years!Rafa is so humble and simple that no scandal is known, not neither in the professional side nor in the personal one, up to the point of which even his girlfriend, with whom he goes out for three years, is not a "top model", not a movie star or a millionaire gold-digger.Francisca Perelló, two years younger that he, is a girl of the same village whom he knows since they were small.“And then there are his eating habits, his loathing of cheese and tomato, and of ham, the national dish of Spain. “He accelerates, brakes, accelerates, brakes, and he is awfully careful about overtaking, however powerful his car might be.
“He doesn’t like the dark, for example, and he prefers to sleep with the light, or the TV, on.“I like to light up the fireplace almost every night.If he goes out, he’ll remind me before leaving to put out the fire before I go to sleep. If I followed him everywhere, I think there’s a risk we might stop getting along.” She remembers a time when they were in Paris and he had to go to a dinner hosted by one of his sponsors.Rafael Nadal Parera is the current number one of the world tennis.His income for taking part in the different tournaments exceeds already € 22 million. To his age, 22 years, and with these precedents he might have turned into a divo and to be loaded with obsessions of stars. Rafa is the a good example for the youth and does not do more than transmit good vibrations where he goes.