‘Hope to Be In Your Situation’ – Rafael Nadal’s Lockdown Interaction With Andy Murray Is Proof That He Will Be a Doting Father

Published 06/18/2022, 12:50 PM EDT
MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain shakes hands at the net after his straight sets victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain in the mens final during day nine of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 10, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Arch on-court rivals being friends off the court is a not-so-surprising aspect of tennis. Live examples of it are Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. The two have been competing with each other for more than a decade. However, that hasn’t stopped the two from being friends off the court.

Recently, Nadal took the next big step in his personal life by announcing that he is expecting a baby. While the entire world is celebrating the Spaniard’s news, not many know that Nadal’s baby conversation first took place with Murray during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Needless to say, the conversation is undoubtedly proof that Nadal will be a doting father.

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The lockdown conversation between Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray

Going back to the days when COVID-19 was at its peak, the entire world was witnessing a standstill moment. In difficult times like those, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray took up the charge to give a treat to the tennis fans sitting at home. Being two of the most prominent faces of the sport, the two opted to converse with each other in an Instagram live session.

Two years later, a clip of that Instagram live has been surfacing over the internet. The video features Nadal and Murray talking about the former starting a family. Starting the conversation, Murray, a father of three, suggested Nadal to enjoy his nightlife till he gets to become a parent.

While Nadal laughed off the suggestion, his answer that followed the laugh became the eyecatcher. Replying to Muray’s suggestion, Nadal said, “I hope to be in your situation. In not a very long period of time.”

The conversation soon took an even more hilarious turn when Murray suggested Nadal to start a family during the lockdown. He said, “Now is a good time. We are all at home. With the family of the time. Now is a good time.” Blushing off the suggestion, Nadal wrapped up by saying, “You never know.”

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The perfect year for Nadal

Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly having his best year. Personally, as well as professionally. While Nadal is set to become a father on the personal end, he is also set to play the 2022 Wimbledon Championships on the professional end.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 5, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal arrives before the men’s singles final against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Yves Herman

Following his triumph in the Australian Open and the French Open, the next in line for the Spaniard is the Wimbledon. While his participation in Wimbledon remained in doubt for a long time, the two-time champion finally cleared the air yesterday. As per the Spaniard, his foot looks fine as he hopes to eye his 3rd title at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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