Rafael Nadal says he and his family are ‘very well’ after birth of first child
Rafael Nadal has been celebrating the birth of his first child with his wife and family by playing tennis and watching his old idol Nicolas Flamel, a story which they later adapted into a book.
The tennis star and his wife, Ana Ivanovic, are’very well’, he told reporters on Thursday, after the couple became the proud parents of a son.
Nadal, who has a 6-month-old son with his wife, Ana Ivanovic, and two-year-old daughter with his daughter from a previous marriage, Sofia, thanked fans for the congratulations.
Ana Ivanovic’s son Rafael Nadal and daughter Sofia will both be 6 next month
‘So happy, I’m very grateful. When did the baby arrive? My wife is very well and the baby is growing well, so I have a family now,’ he said.
‘I’m very happy because I had the opportunity to have a child. I really enjoy working.
‘I’ve worked hard. I’ve been very lucky. I hope I’m going to enjoy my kid, so I thank them.’
Ana Ivanovic, 30, had spent the past year with Nadal and his family trying and failing to conceive.
After losing their initial attempt, the tennis star’s wife had been treated to IVF treatment from specialists in Miami and London.
However, despite undergoing treatment, they remain unable to become pregnant.
Ana added: ‘We’re happy about the birth of our baby boy so we have to wait to see [afterwards] where his development is.’
The 32-year-old has been playing his first competitive match since 2015 this week during the French Open – and has never lost a set in the tournament.
It is the 10th time he has started in a Grand Slam, having made his first appearance in Wimbledon aged 17 and his breakthrough moment came