Rafael Nadal says he and his family are 'very well' after birth of first child

Published Thu, Oct 20, 2022 2:03 AM
Nadal and his wife pose for a photo during the commemorative of the "X Anniversary of the Rafa Nadal Foundation" in Madrid. November 18, Spain

  Rafael Nadal says he’s thankful for all the messages of support and well-wishes he has received since the birth of his son. Last week Nadal and his wife, Maria Francisca Perello, welcomed the couple’s first child, Rafael Nadal Perelló, and the 36-year-old tennis star took to Twitter on Thursday to give an update on how the the family is doing. “Hello everyone. After a few days and many messages of affection I just wanted to thank you all!” the 22-time grand slam winner wrote. “We are very happy and all very well! A big hug.” Nadal hasn’t played since teaming up with his long-time rival Roger Federer at the Laver Cup in what was the Swiss star’s last match in tennis after a storied career.