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