Rafael Nadal Plans To Play Wimbledon, Confirms He’ll Be A Father

by Staff | June 17th, 2022, 9:06 am

Those reports that Rafael Nadal wasn’t playing Wimbledon from a few weeks ago turned out to be 100% false.

The now 14-time French Open champion held a press conference today confirming that his foot pain is subsiding and his plan is to play Wimbledon in 10 days.

“[Treatment] done in Barcelona is not a 100% immediate thing, but changes are noticeable,” Nadal said. “I have noticed them, strange sensations, my joint pain has decreased.

“My intention is to play Wimbledon, to travel to London on Monday.”

Nadal, who twice won Wimbledon, will go into the event for the first time in his career halfway to the calendar Grand Slam. It will be his first Wimbledon appearance since 2019 when he lost to Roger Federer in four sets.

The 36-year-old also confirmed to the press that his wife, Maria Francisca Perello, is expecting a child.

Nadal will also play in the Hurlingham exhibition event next Tuesday in London. He has already been practicing on the grass at the Mallorca event ahead of its tournament next week.

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4 Comments for Rafael Nadal Plans To Play Wimbledon, Confirms He’ll Be A Father

Alison hodge Says:

Congrats Rafa on impending fatherhood, I’m sure you will both make fantastic parents xx

Alison hodge Says:

Amazing news about Wimbledon Rafa, best of luck xx

Giles Says:

Wow! What a year so far for Rafa. Many congratulations and wishing all the very best going forward. VAMOS!

Okiegal Says:

Congrats to Rafa and Mery‼️ When I saw her at the Frenchie, I immediately called my cousin and told her I thought she might be pregnant. Her face had the puffy look. I was right……..”old” women just know these things!

Good luck at Wimby! VAMOS‼️

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