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Rafael Nadal looks dapper in a black suit as he gives speech

Rafael Nadal looks dapper in a black suit as he gives speech at ceremony celebrating his career – amid reports his wife Mery Perello is pregnant

Rafael Nadal looked dapper and couldn’t stop smiling as he gave a speech at a recognition ceremony for his career in Palma, Mallorca on Wednesday.

The tennis star, 36, wore a black suit and white shirt for the event at the Consolat de Mar which is the Balearic Government’s headquarters.

It comes amid reports from Spanish magazine Hola! that his wife Mery Perello, 33, is reportedly pregnant with their first child.   

Beaming: Rafael Nadal looked dapper as he gave a speech at a recognition ceremony for his career in Palma, Mallorca on Wednesday

Rafa – who was born in Mallorca – beamed at the event as he stood at the podium and thanked officials for the recognition.

He teamed his suit with a smart black belt and shiny shoes as he posed for snaps at the recognition ceremony. 

It comes amid reports his wife Mery is reportedly pregnant with their first child, according to Spanish magazine Hola! 

The beauty was sporting what appeared to be a baby bump under her swimsuit on board the yacht where she and the 22-times Grand Slam winner are enjoying a holiday. 

Family? It comes amid reports from Spanish magazine Hola! that his wife Mery Perello, 33, is reportedly pregnant with their first child

Family? It comes amid reports from Spanish magazine Hola! that his wife Mery Perello, 33, is reportedly pregnant with their first child

Dapper: The tennis star, 36, wore a black suit and white shirt for the event at the Consolat de Mar which is the Balearic Government's headquarters

Dapper: The tennis star, 36, wore a black suit and white shirt for the event at the Consolat de Mar which is the Balearic Government’s headquarters

There has been intense speculation Rafael’s childhood sweetheart was expecting after she started wearing more loose-fitting clothes and donned a face mask at the recent Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

There has not yet been any comment from the tennis star or his wife, who dated for 14 years before they tied the knot in October 2019 at a British-owned fortress in Majorca where Gareth Bale wed earlier in the year. 

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Rafael for further information.

Looking good: He teamed his suit with a smart black belt and shiny shoes as he posed for snaps at the recognition ceremony

Looking good: He teamed his suit with a smart black belt and shiny shoes as he posed for snaps at the recognition ceremony

Thrilled: Rafa - who was born in Mallorca - beamed at the event as he stood at the podium and thanked officials for the recognition

Thrilled: Rafa – who was born in Mallorca – beamed at the event as he stood at the podium and thanked officials for the recognition

They are currently relaxing off Majorca with a group of friends on board the ‘Great White, the 78-foot POUNDS 4.2 million Sunroof Power catamaran Rafael had custom-built two years ago. 

Rafael’s uncle and ex-trainer Toni Nadal said last week he was confident the 36-year-old would play at Wimbledon later this month despite his injury problems. 

The two-times Wimbledon winner has been undergoing treatment for Muller-Weiss syndrome, the chronic injury he was diagnosed with in 2005 in his left foot. 

Positive: Rafael's uncle and ex-trainer Toni Nadal said last week he was confident the 36-year-old would play at Wimbledon later this month despite his injury problems

Positive: Rafael’s uncle and ex-trainer Toni Nadal said last week he was confident the 36-year-old would play at Wimbledon later this month despite his injury problems

Tough: The two-times Wimbledon winner has been undergoing treatment for Muller-Weiss syndrome, the chronic injury he was diagnosed with in 2005 in his left foot

Tough: The two-times Wimbledon winner has been undergoing treatment for Muller-Weiss syndrome, the chronic injury he was diagnosed with in 2005 in his left foot

He had his foot numbed to capture his 14th French Open and 22nd Grand Slam title earlier this month and has not ruled out retirement if he fails to overcome his injury problems. 

Rafael told Hola! in March 2018: ‘Obviously I intend and want to form a family. I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life.’

Mery gave up a job in insurance to become project director for the Rafael Nadal Foundation, the charity he founded more than ten years ago. 

Planning: Rafael told Hola! in March 2018: 'Obviously I intend and want to form a family. I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life'

Planning: Rafael told Hola! in March 2018: ‘Obviously I intend and want to form a family. I love children and I would like them to do what they want in life’

Happy news: The beauty was sporting what appeared to be a baby bump under her swimsuit on board the yacht where she and the 22-times Grand Slam winner are enjoying a holiday - pictured on June 3

Happy news: The beauty was sporting what appeared to be a baby bump under her swimsuit on board the yacht where she and the 22-times Grand Slam winner are enjoying a holiday – pictured on June 3

She is well-known as an incredibly private person. The estate the Spanish couple picked to marry, La Fortaleza overlooking the bay of Pollensa in north-east Majorca, was where Real Madrid star Gareth Bale tied the knot with Emma Rhys-Jones in June 2019 as part of a three-day celebration. 

It was also where 2016 BBC spy thriller The Night Manager starring Hugh Laurie was filmed. 

The property was purchased by Lord Lupton in 2011 for POUNDS 30 million although the original asking price is believed to have been around the POUNDS 75 million mark. 

The coupledated for 14 years before they tied the knot at a British-owned fortress in Majorca in 2019)

Long-term loves: The couple dated for 14 years before they tied the knot at a British-owned fortress in Majorca in 2019

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