22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has admitted that leaving his home and his son was difficult because he is interested in seeing how he will adjust to his new situation. Last month, Nadal and his wife welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
After spending three weeks with his wife and newborn son, Nadal had to leave home for the Paris Masters. After the Paris Masters, Nadal also plans to play the ATP Finals, which will take place between November 13-20. For at least the next three weeks, Nadal will be away from home.
“It has always been difficult to leave home, honestly, and this time with a different approach than usual,” Nadal said, according to Tennis Majors.
Nadal on adapting to the new situation
“It’s quite interesting how, even after two or three weeks of knowing him, even if you can’t interact with a three-week-old baby that much, you start to miss him.
It is a new life experience. All changes are difficult in this life, and you need to adapt. Every such change, it’s hard for me to adapt, to be honest. I think it will be more complicated, logically.
I have to be more flexible. It’s unique compared to anything in the past,» Nadal explained. While traveling, Nadal will see his wife and baby on FaceTime. Although FaceTime can’t replace the warmth of home, Nadal is glad the technology has improved. which he will be able to see his son and wife at least through video calls.
“The life of those who travel is less difficult than the life of people who stay at home with the baby. And at the same time, it is true that today we are lucky that, with technology, everything, we can make video calls anytime you want, so that helps. My friends who had babies in the past did not have this option,» Nadal added.