RAFAEL NADAL has created his own piece of tennis history.
But out of court, Nadal lives a life of luxury generated by the money he has made from being a trump card on it.
Rafael has made a whopping £150m in time his illustrious careerwith more to come after his epic win Down Under.
He lives in a beautiful Majorcan villa by the sea, for which he paid around £3 million in 2013.
Real Madrid fanatic splurged on a private jet – a Cessna Citation CJ2+ that took him to tournaments around the globe worth £5m.
Nadal can also cruise by sea aboard his stunning £4.5million Sunreef Power catamaran, a superyacht he has custom built.
He had insurance agent Maria Francisca Perello by his side throughout his success, and the couple finally married in 2019 after 14 years together.
A house with a view
Although Nadal prefers to stay private, like many professional athletes, he did give us a glimpse of his wonderful home in the Balearic Islands during the lockdown in 2020.
Found in Porto Cristo, Manacor, he paid £3 million for a stunning beach property that spans just over 1,000 square metres.
It is reported that Nadal spent 7 years renovating the mansion and demolishing several buildings before it became a desirable residence.
The design, according to what we’ve seen on Instagram, is minimalist with all the essentials that Nadal needs.
He has a fully equipped gym to maintain his fitness.
During his break, he can enjoy views of the Mediterranean sea and idyllic coves from his window.
It’s time to take off
It’s amazing to think that back in 2010, Nadal managed to get on an economy class flight to the Match for Africa before his opponent Roger Federer let him go by private jet.
Not wanting to get in trouble again, the 13-time French Open champion decided to buy a plane of his own – a £5 million Cessna Citation CJ2+.
Only 223 were produced and cost around £220,000 per year to maintain.
The Cessna Citation CJ2+ can accommodate eight luxury passengers.
Not forgetting what Federer did for him, Nadal brought Viktor Troicki onto his jet after beating him in the Mercedes Cup final the day before.
Troicki then thanked Nadal for allowing him to fly with him and shared a photo with the former world No 1 and a pilot on Twitter.
“Thank you to the amazing champion @RafaelNadal for helping us soar to London!” he say.
Road and sea
Back in 2019, Nadal exchange one yacht for another. He sold his 76-foot Italian-built MCY 76 motor yacht, which he called the Beethoven, for £2 million.
He then funneled that money into a wonderfully customized 80 Sunreef Power catamaran for £4.5m.
Built for the long haul and with no shortage of comfort, the 80 Sunreef Power is powered by two 1,200-horsepower engines.
It features a personal jet ski garage and a 39-foot girder with a superyacht-style flyover, providing a large living space large enough to accommodate a hot tub, a wet bar and a swimming pool. there is a waterfall.
The main deck can be set up in a variety of ways, depending on your dining needs, with different seating, open plan kitchen and bar.
The master suite, also located on the main deck, offers sea views and natural light thanks to the skylight overhead.
The room has a private bathroom with a shower, a spacious wardrobe and a work desk.
There are four guest cabins and two crew cabins, which can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.
Share his life
Although he spends most of his time traveling the world, the one who remains the same in his life is 33-year-old Maria.
Better known as Xisca Perelloshe’s never been one for the limelight or the celebrity lifestyle, although Nadal herself enjoyed hanging out with Spain’s World Cup stars in 2010 with the trophy.
“It’s not a world I want to be a part of, nor do I think Rafa would choose to be with a woman looking for that in her life,” she once said.
They met in the early 2000s and were close friends before starting to date in 2005.
They married in 2019 in a star-studded ceremony in front of some 350 guests at La Fortaleza castle in Majorca.
Celebrities who attended the couple’s wedding included actors Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.
But, you’ll never see her on the street cheering for Rafael.
“He needs his space when he’s playing, and just the idea of me hanging around and waiting for his needs all day makes me feel tired,” she told the Telegraph in 2011.
“It would suffocate me. And then he would have to worry about me… No. If I followed him everywhere, I think there’s a risk we wouldn’t be close.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17473047/nadal-australian-open-yacht-jet-home/ Rafa Nadal lives in a £3m Majorca mansion, flies to tournaments on a £5m private jet and owns a £4.5m superyacht