She's played the supportive tennis partner for many years so it was little surprise that Rafael Nadal's girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello looked devastated as he crashed out of Wimbledon.Maria, known as Xisca, looked wholly disheartened as her tennis beau crashed after a dramatic, marathon five-set defeat to Gilles Muller on Monday."Second thing, we cannot forget that we are not 20 years old any more."It is true that the calendar is tough, but at the same time it is true that Federer has 36 years, I think, I have 31, Novak 30, Andy 30, Nishikori, I don't know, 27.3 singles ranking for the first time on 27 January 2014.
However, the oldest of the lot, Roger Federer, is set to compete in Shanghai next week and Nadal refused to add his powerful voice to those demanding fewer tournaments.
Xisca, 28, who looked casually chic in beige shorts, a stripey blouse and cream jacket, couldn't hide her disappointment as the Spaniard, a two-time winner at SW19, lost.
Nadal had hauled himself back from two sets down against the 16th seed from Luxembourg to take their last-16 encounter to a decider.
That year Wawrinka had his Davis Cup debut with the Swiss National Team.
Wawrinka lost his first match, in the first round, against Victor Hănescu in a dead rubber. Wawrinka had his Grand Slam debut at the French Open.
However, he continued his schooling by distance education with the French organization CNED, which offered him greater flexibility.