At the press conference held at the Mallorca Country Club facilities in Santa Ponça, Raphael Nadal asked about his future paternity, something ‘Hello’ magazine published last Wednesday. Confirming the news, Nadal said: He “usually doesn’t talk” about his private life and asked for respect. In any case, he stated that he had “never” experienced it as “something new to him”: “I’m going to be a father but you know I’m not talking about my private life because I’m already involved enough in my professional life, I don’t know how it will change my life because I have no experience but I don’t think parenting will change my professional life“.


  • Nadal: “I’m happy, I haven’t been lame for a week and I’ll try to be at Wimbledon”

Regarding his presence at Wimbledon, the Manacori tennis player assured him that he has good feelings and will try to take part in the tournament. “I have a bit of a weird feeling to be honest but my joint pain has gone down and that’s positive. Sometimes my feet get numb and I have ramps due to nerve therapy but from what they said it’s normal. I’m happy, let’s be lame for a week. I am pain free and this is progress for me. We’ll have to wait a bit for the next few weeks, but my intention is to try and play Wimbledon. This week I saw that there are possibilities. I’m going to London on Monday and if I travel it’s because I intend to play. My plan is to train there for a week, test myself and prepare as best as I can.”

Rafael trained this morning on the Country Club tracks in Santa Ponça that hosted the ATP 250 Mallorca Championship from June 18-25.. It was his first practice behind the open door, and his fifth of the week was on the turf.. This created a great expectation in the public. On the other side of the net was his friend and teammate Feliciano López, with whom he completed a very tough training despite the scorching heat that shook the Calvià turf throughout the morning.