The Spanish press revealed to the world that Rafael Nadal became a father for the first time this weekend. He is a little boy, born on the Balearic island of Palma de Mallorca.
It’s time to celebrate again Rafael Nadal, but not this time for the same reasons. The tennis champion welcomed his first child this weekend, the Spanish press announced. This child is none other thana little boy, born in Palma de Mallorca (one of the Balearic Islands, Spanish Islands). Thus, Maria Parello gave birth to the long-awaited baby, with the blood of a great sportsman. For now, the first name has not been disclosed.
The tennis player has been ready for several days to welcome his first child. On September 24, when he played his very last match with Swiss Roger Federer, he was quick to find his wife at the end of the match. This allowed him to accompany her as it should be in her last moments of pregnancy. The arrival of the baby could already be forthcoming. So he waited a few more days before pointing the tip of his nose and making the champion of the round ball, a happy father at the age of 36 years.
Rafael Nadal is entitled to paternity leave
The world champion is all the more happy that he can fully enjoy the first weeks of his baby. Indeed, he too will have the right to paternity leave since he is already qualified for the Turin Masters (November 14 to 21), which brings together the eight best players of the season. So it should only appear on the tennis courts againat the end of the month October for the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 (from October 31). This gives him some time to enjoy his newborn family. Excellent news for the young father, despite his status as a professional tennis player who takes up a lot of space in his life.
One of its competitors, Novak Djokovicalso congratulated him after the birth of his son in a very touching message: “Congratulations! […] This is very good news. I wish his wife and baby much health and happiness. As a father, I’m not going to give him advice (smiles). He has a big family. I’m sure he will experience it.”said the one who qualified for the final of the Astana Open.
Lots of emotions lately for Rafael Nadal
Barely recovered from these emotions after his last game against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal is once again upset by the birth of his son. Beautiful emotions, this time, following the tears of sadness and gratitude he recently shed with his lifelong rival.
Indeed, the Swiss and the Spaniards, who Face each other 40 times on the track, both literally burst into tears at the end of their very last match against each other, during the performance of singer Ellie Goulding. Rafael Nadal also said: “Roger leaves the track, it’s an important part of my life who is also leaving, because all the times he was next to or in front of me were important moments in my life”he said, also admitting that he had “shaken” at the beginning of this last meeting.
The images of the two men, crying on the couch, went around the world and moved a lot. It’s the end of an era, the end of a gripping rivalry but above all ofa beautiful friendship on the courts. But this one will last forever, outside.