Rafael Nadal has recently become Rafael’s father with his wife Maria Perelló for a month and a half. A wonderful news in the home of the Spanish tennis player, which will change the athlete’s life and his interests quite a lot also during the next season in the 2023 circuit.
Rafa closed a 2022 truly to be framed at the age of 36: despite several physical problems he had during the year, the Iberian got a lot of satisfactions, including the victory of the Australian Open and Roland Garros, two Grand Slams that they then allowed him to easily win the pass for the Nitto Atp Finals.
The injury unknown hit the former world number one especially before the semifinal at Wimbledon, which then resulted in four consecutive defeats in the final phase of the season: the round of 16 at the US Open, the non-winning debut at the Master 1000 of Paris-Bercy and the first two matches at the PalaAlpitour in Turin, after a success to close the group positively against Casper Ruud.
Rafael Nadal flew to Brazil for a South American tour that will also include several exhibition matches. During a recent press conference the Spaniard spoke of his paternity: “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 all those who have or have had children.
It is no different for me than the others. We all suffer for our children, we try to make them as good as possible “he remarked. Then he concluded in front of the media: “In this sense, I am also ready to learn.”
Ruud talks about Nadal
During a press conference in Quito on Sunday, Norwegian Casper Ruud said that he has learned about elite mentality and professionalism from Rafael Nadal, widely regarded as 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,” said Ruud, adding, “When I arrived at the structure I was surprised by the intensity of each training session, and that has helped me to increase the intensity that I put into each practice.
Rafa’s team and his family are incredible. They have always been with me, and they 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.