‘Not a Special Guy’ – Toni Nadal Assures How Nothing Changes for Rafael Nadal Despite a Welcome Change in His Life Recently

Published 10/16/2022, 3:02 PM EDT

One of the best tennis stars in the world has entered a new phase of his life. Rafael Nadal has given around 20 years of his life to the sport and it is still going strong. Another milestone was achieved in the life of the Spaniard, as he welcomed his first baby boy earlier this month.

The tennis legend is ranked number two in the world ATP ranking and has won two Grand Slam titles this year, the Australian Open and the French Open. Earlier this month, in an interview, the tennis legend’s uncle, Toni Nadal, spoke about what would change in the Spaniard’s life after becoming a father.

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Toni Nadal on Rafael Nadal dealing with fatherhood

Earlier this month, in an interview, Toni Nadal talked about his nephew’s excitement about becoming a father and how nothing would change after him becoming a parent. The Spaniard’s uncle was very confident that the current world no.2 will be great in managing both his growing family and his tennis career.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts during his third round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Matthew Childs

He said, “He will do this totally normally. He’s not a special guy, as all footballers and many others do this. When he first has to go to Australia, it will be hard to be away, but in the end, it is the price you have to pay.” 

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The tennis pro further emphasized that Rafa is one of the best athletes in the world and that he will raise his child well.

Roger Federer believes Nadal will be a great dad

After the news spread like wildfire on the internet, a video grabbed a lot of attention. In the video, the Big four tennis stars gave the Spaniard some advice, who was ready to embrace fatherhood. 

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In that, the Swiss Maestro Federer said that he believes that the Spaniard will turn out to be a great father. While, on the other hand, Murray advised the Spaniard to get a lot of sleep before the baby comes and Djokovic advised his rival to grow with the young one.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

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