The Serbian Open sent a congratulatory message to three “new dads”: Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, and Gael Monfils. 10 days ago, Nadal became a father after his wife Mery Perelló gave birth to a child. This Saturday, Medvedev, and Monfils also announced that they were becoming parents for the first time.
“The week in which the parents’ club has three new members. Congratulations champions!” Read the Serbian Open Instagram post. A few days ago, Nadal confirmed the information that his wife had indeed given birth.
“Hello everyone. After a few days and many loving messages I just wanted to say thank you to everyone. We are very happy and everyone is very well! A big hug,” Nadal tweeted a few days ago. On Saturday afternoon, Monfils took to Twitter to reveal that Elina Svitolina gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday morning.
“I had the most amazing night of my life, which ended with the most beautiful gift around 6:00 am. Elina was strong and brave. I can’t thank my wife and God enough for this special moment. Welcome to the world my little SKAÏ princess!” Monfils tweeted on Saturday.
A few hours after Monfils, Medvedev also made an announcement. “Welcome to the world girl,” Medvedev captioned his Instagram post. When the Spanish media reported that Nadal’s wife gave birth, Novak Djokovic was competing at the Astana Open.
Following his Astana Open semi-final, Djokovic sent heartfelt congratulatory messages and wishes to Nadal’s family. “Congratulations! I didn’t know that. Really? This is wonderful news.”
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Carla Suarez Navarro recently discussed Rafael Nadal’s departure from tennis.
“Obviously, Rafa continues, but we are in his last years. Time passes for everyone and he has been subjected to a lot of demand. Physically, he is no longer what he was, although mentally he will always surprise us,” she remarked.
In his pursuit for the third Grand Slam of the year at Wimbledon, however, Nadal was forced to pull out of his semifinal encounter, citing an abdominal tear. Nadal’s doctor, Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro, recently shed light on the athlete’s health.
“Rafa is fine, very happy with his fatherhood,” Cotorro noted. “Once that situation is fulfilled, which logically takes you out of the day to day, he is training well and following the schedule for the end of the season.
I think the secret is hard work, passion for the sport, trying to improve every day, and having outstanding physical tennis qualities. He is a historic player for our sport and there he continues to give us joy,” he said.