Jelena Djokovic vs Xisca Perello – meet Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal’s Wags ahead of Australian Open final clash

THEIR two world famous husbands will share the spotlight in the battle for the Australian Open on Sunday morning.

But behind the scenes it will be Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena and Rafa Nadal’s girlfriend Xisca Perello cheering them on.

Rafa Nadal’s girlfriend Xisca Perello will be cheering her man onto glory

And despite being fiercely supportive of their fellas’ respective achievements, Jelena and Xisca have more than a little in common.

Who is Jelena Djokovic and how old is she?

Jelena Djokovic – formerly Ristic – has been Novak’s wife since July 2014, having first met in secondary school.

The couple started dating in 2005 and became engaged in September 2013.

Jelena loves cheering on her 14-time Major champ husband
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She is also into her healthy eating and regularly posts on social media
Jelena is also director of Novak’s foundation
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Their son Stefan was born in October 2014 and Djokovic confirmed he was a father again in September.

The pair announced daughter Tara was born in September 2017, with Jelena, 32, having been noticeably absent from the player’s box during her husband’s matches at Wimbledon the same year.

Jelena is a big fan of Instagram, regularly sharing loved up snaps with her husband on her profile.

Who is Xisca Perello and how old is she?

Xisca Perello – born Maria Francisca Perello – is a 30-year-old insurance worker and business graduate.

Xisca is in Australia watching her boyfriend
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The brunette beauty works for Rafa’s foundation
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She serves as project director for the Rafa Nadal Foundation, the charity which Nadal launched almost ten years ago.

The pair reportedly started dating in 2005 despite having known each other for a number of years before.

Xisca and Rafael, 32, are yet to publicly announce an engagement or plans for marriage.

The couple do not have any children but Rafa has said in the past he would like to become a father.

She will hope her man can win Grand Slam title No 18
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He said: “I would love to have children: boys, girls… I’m a person who loves kids and I’m a family guy.”

What do they do for a living?

Jelena is co-founder and director of her husband’s foundation.

Earlier this month it was revealed the foundation is funding four researchers per year at Harvard University to work on early years education.

Xisca is project director at her fella’s foundation
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The Novak Djokovic Foundation also aims to help children in Serbia realise their dreams by improving the country’s education system.

Xisca combines her role as an insurance worker with her title as project director for the Rafa Nadal Foundation.

The foundation looks to “achieve equal opportunities for children to improve their abilities and talents, regardless of their social and personal conditions”.

Where do they live?

Rafa and Xisca are very private and only one photo of their Porto Cristo home in Mallorca seems to exist.

He is believed to have purchased the £3m clifftop retreat in 2012.

Rafa owns a stunning £3m home atop the cliffs in Porto Cristo
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Novak and Jelena are a bit more comfortable in the media spotlight and perhaps that lies behind their decision to splash out on this amazing Miami beach pad.

It is thought the luxurious three-bedroom apartment with three bathrooms and designed by architect Renzo Piano set the 14-time Grand Slam champion back around £4.6m.

It is located in the Eighty Seven Park complex, which sits just south of popular town Surfside.

Novak splashed out on this luxury apartment in Miami
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Describing the property, Djoko said: “It all provides the perfect lifestyle for me and my wife, Jelena.

“This is an unexpected location in a neighbourhood that’s rapidly growing and that’s what attracted me.”


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