Rafael Nadal has recently become Rafael’s father with his wife María Perelló for a month and a half. Great news at the Spanish tennis player’s house, which will change the athlete’s life and his interests a lot during the next season on the 2023 circuit.
Rafa really closed 2022 to frame his 36 years: despite several physical problems he had during the year, the Iberian took many satisfactions, including the victory of the Australian Open and Roland Garros, two Grand Slams that later allowed him him to easily earn a pass to the Nitto ATP Finals.
The mystery of the injury hit the former world number one especially before the Wimbledon semifinal, which then ended with four consecutive defeats in the final phase of the season: the round of 16 of the US Open, the winless debut at the Master 1000 of Paris-Bercy and the first two games at the PalaAlpitour in Turin, after a success to close the group in a positive way against Casper Ruud.
Rafael Nadal has flown to Brazil for a South American tour that will also include several exhibition matches. During a recent press conference, the Spaniard spoke of his fatherhood: «A new world, with a very different pressure in knowing that a person depends on you,» he stressed, adding: «It is something that applies to everyone who has or have had children.
It is no different for me than the others. We all suffer for our children, we try to do the best for them, ”she remarked. Then he concluded in front of the media: «In that sense, I am also willing to learn.»
Ruud talks about Nadal
During a press conference in Quito on Sunday, Norway’s Casper Ruud said he learned about the elite mentality and professionalism of Rafael Nadal, widely considered one of the best players in the sport’s history.
«You can learn everything from Rafa, from any type of shot to mentality and professionalism. When I arrived at the structure I was surprised by the intensity of each training session and that has helped me increase the intensity that I put into each practice.
Rafa’s team and his family are amazing. They have always been with me and do a spectacular job with a young community.» Ruud has had a successful 2022 season, reaching the final at two Grand Slams, one Masters 1000 and the ATP Finals.