It is now an open thing that super star tennis player Rafael Nadal is now set to marry his long-term girlfriend, Mery Perelló! The couple, who have been in the relationship for 14 years, are set to tie the knot this autumn in a Mallorca-based ceremony. According to Hola publication, Rafa proposed to Mery, also known as Xisca, back in May during a romantic trip to Rome, but the couple kept it private for the first eight months of their engagement.

Rafa has previously made it clear that he would love to have children with Mery, according to him: “Obviously, I have the intention of forming a family. I love children and I would like my children to do what they like.” This year has been a busy one for Rafael, who recently came second place at the 2019 Australian Open. Although the famed tennis player advanced to the final without losing a set, he lost in the finale against Novak Djokovic. Speaking about the loss, he told reporters: “What I need is time, I need work and I need more weeks like this one. That’s really the only thing that I hope, is to have the chance to keep practicing well and to have the chance to keep playing with healthy conditions. I can’t be sad. It would not be fair to be sad. I played against a player that today was better than me.”

Rafa was accompanied by Mery during the trip, who previously attended in 2017. Speaking about her attendance during an on-court interview, he said: “I had chance to visit Sydney, I haven’t been there before. So I was knowing a little bit of the city and we enjoyed it. After ten years finally, my girlfriend gets a wildcard to come here.”