Rafael Nadal is in heaven. After complications during pregnancy, his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child. The boy, who will bear his father’s name, reports the Spanish Marca.
There are quite a few sleepless nights behind the 22-time winner of Grand Slam tournaments. After his wife’s problems in August Mary Perello during pregnancy, the last days before the birth he was on thorns. Laver was only present at the tournament for one day, as the birth of his son was just around the corner. Perello gave birth to a healthy boy, and for now everything seems to be fine with both of them.
They considered surgery, but decided to rest
The couple announced in June that Perello was pregnant. They tried to wait as long as possible to avoid the media frenzy, which was all the stronger in August, because there were complications with the pregnancy. Fortunately, Perella and the baby were fine. The doctors prescribed complete rest just in case, and both Perella and the baby were observed in the hospital until delivery.
“I would like my children to play any sport they want,” said the 36-year-old in 2020, who never hid his desire to become a father. “I think sports equip you with important values such as respect, hard work and collegiality. Sports are a good way to teach this to children”