Long-awaited Rafael Nadal news is finally here! Rafa and his wife Mery Perello are expecting their first child. Nadal recently won his record-breaking 14th French Open title and 22nd grand slam overall. His foes Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have 20 grand slams each.
In recent days, Mery Perello was seen with what looked like a baby bump. Nadal confirmed the pregnancy news yesterday after his practice. Nadal and Perello dated for 17 years before getting married in 2019. This is the couple’s first child.
While Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray have had multiple kids, Nadal chose to focus on his career. Though he is still playing excellent tennis, Nadal has recurring injury problems and his retirement from the sport is not too far away.
Nadal fans were excited with the baby news. Some suggested that the baby should be named “Roland” if it’s a boy in honor of the 14 grand slam titles that Nadal has won.