Less than 48 hours later, Nadal would defeat Roger Federer for his lone Australian Open title to date. “It will be a very tough first round,” noted Nadal, who respects the Madrid native’s power game despite leading 14-2 in their Fed Ex ATP Head2Head rivalry.“Obviously that match gave me the chance to win the only Australian Open that I have won,” Nadal said. “It’s not a lucky first round for me, but not for him either. I need to be ready to play very good tennis if I want to go through.” The Mallorcan has good reasons to be alert. Rafa is enjoying some down time before he prepares for the final slam of the season, the US Open. Except it’s never even when it comes to where the fans are, right? To celebrate, he rushed to his box to give his girlfriend Xisca Perello a big fat kiss on the mouth.Knowing that it has been a while since the player won a big tournament, this moment must have been sweet for the couple.He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam.In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
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Check out Rafael giving Xisca a sweet kiss after his victory against Gael Monfils.
Despite his success at this year’s Monte Carlo, Rafael Nadal still faces criticism.
The report added that some sources and insiders are claiming that the two will soon be engaged.
Other articles on the matter said that the two are certainly eyeing on a lifetime together as they considered engagement as something "inevitable" in their relationship.