Rafa Nadal has reached out to the tennis global to thank everybody for the messages after he and his spouse, Mery ‘Xisca’ Perello, welcomed the coming of their first child.
Perello gave birth to a toddler boy in a personal hospital on Sunday, with each mom and child doing smartly.
Nadal has remained off social media because the birth of his first child, however despatched out a message to let everybody know that the circle of relatives is wholesome and to thank everybody for the give a boost to.
“Hello everyone. After a few days and many messages of affection I just wanted to thank you all, he wrote, in Spanish.
“We are more than happy and all rather well. A large hug.”
Spanish publication Marca reported Perello and Nadal named their baby boy ‘Rafael’.
The couple kept a tight led on their pregnancy until June, when it became clear they were expecting a child with a baby bump visible soon after the French Open.
The couple married in 2019 after being together for 14 years beforehand.
Nadal stayed with Perello for a number of days after the birth, but returned to practice this week.
The 22-time grand slam champion was filmed back at the Rafa Nadal Academy.
The Spaniard had a hit with 18-year-old Coleman Wong.
Nadal back in training has lifted speculation that he could be preparing for a ATP Masters Finals tilt.
This is despite battling an abdominal injury for the second half of the year, which saw him withdraw from Wimbledon in the semi-final.
Tennis world reacts to Rafa Nadal news
Novak Djokovic most recently congratulated Perello and Nadal after the birth of their first child during a media interview at the Astana Open.
“Congrats! I didn’t know. Really? It’s a stupendous information. I want his spouse and child so much of well being and happiness,” he told reporters.
However Djokovic, who has two children of his won with wife Jelena, wasn’t willing to offer any fatherly advice to his rival.
“As a father, I’m no longer going to give any recommendation,” Djokovic said with a smile.
“He has a large circle of relatives. I’m certain he’ll revel in himself.”
Following Nadal’s tweet, the tennis world was quick to praise the Spaniard.
Recently, Nadal confirmed that he wasn’t thinking about retiring in the near future due to the birth of his first child.
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