Rafael Nadal marries Xisca Perello in lavish Mallorca wedding

Tennis great Rafael Nadal has married his girlfriend Xisca Perello, in a ceremony on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

The star studded event on Saturday was attended by the king and queen emeritus of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofia, and numerous other famous guests.

Rafa and girlfriend Xisca got married at a lavish Mallorca venue. Pic: Instagram/AAP

The guests at the private ceremony at the La Fortaleza fortress in the northern part of Mallorca arrived discreetly and could mostly only be seen through the windows of their vehicles.

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Nadal posted a picture of the gorgeous setting before the wedding formalities got underway.

The guests included two of the tennis superstar's uncles - Toni Nadal, his former longtime coach; and Miguel Angel Nadal, a former player for FC Barcelona and Spain's national soccer team, both of whom gathered at Nadal's tennis academy in Manacor, Nadal's birthplace, before travelling as part of a large group to the private ceremony on Punta Avancada Peninsula.

Also attending the ceremony were some of Spain's other tennis stars of the past quarter-century, including 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moya, Nadal's current coach; David Ferrer; and Feliciano Lopez.

Nadal's long time coach Uncle Toni was in attendance. Pic: AAP
Spanish tennis star David Ferrer and his wife Marta Tornel were among those to attend the wedding. Pic: AAP
A view of the villa in Mallorca where Rafa and Xisca were married. Pic: AAP

Wedding dress designer Rosa Clara confirmed on social media that it was the company behind Perello's gown, which it described as "an exquisitely clean-lined haute couture design".

The 33-year-old Nadal ranks among the greatest tennis players to ever pick up a racquet.

Rafael Nadal's marriage caps off a remarkable year for the World No.2. Pic: Getty

He has captured 19 Grand Slam singles titles, just one shy of the record held by his arch-rival, 38-year-old Swiss great Roger Federer.

Twelve of those major titles have come at the French Open, tennis' biggest clay-court event, where Nadal has a mind-boggling 93-2 record dating back to 2005.

Nadal has won 85 singles titles overall (fourth-most in tennis history) and spent a total of 196 weeks as the world's No. 1 player.