Rafael Nadal’s sister Mirabel gave positive Update on his pregnant wife XiscaWhile reports emerged that the couple is expecting a boy.
Xisca was recently hospitalized in Mallorca Due to pregnancy complications, Nadal was forced to make the agonizing choice between staying with her or traveling to London for Roger Federer’s farewell party at the Laver Cup.
He eventually chose to play in the Laver Cup, Team up to play doubles with Federer For the last match of the career of his great friend and rival.
Nadal later revealed the emotional toll the decision had taken after he was seen crying after his match with Federer – losing to Jack Sock and Francis Tiafoe.
The double was Nadal’s only match at the event, and he came home right after that to be alongside Team Xisca.
On Thursday, Nadal’s sister Mirabel – who was by Xisca’s side during her hospital stay – gave some encouraging words about the situation.
Speaking after a party in Madrid attended by Spanish Queen Letizia representing the Rafa Nadal Foundation, Maribel said Xisca is doing “very well”.
Reports also emerged on Thursday that Rafa and Ziska will give birth to a baby boy, in October.
Speaking Friday night after his Laver Cup game, Nadal opened up about how difficult it was to leave Xisca.
“It’s been tough weeks, few hours of sleep, little stress in general,” he admitted.
“The situation is more complicated than usual at home. I have had to deal with a different pressure than I am used to in professional life.
“Fortunately, everything is fine, calmer, and in this sense I was able to come here, which is important to me.”
Nadal just made The decision to play in the Laver Cup When he knew it was going to be Federer’s farewell.
He had previously said he did not know when he would be back on court after the US Open due to the situation at home.
“We didn’t have any big problems and we always respected each other and our families as well,” Nadal said of Federer.
“But our personal relationship has gotten better and better over the years, and we approach life in a similar way.
“On the field, we have completely opposite styles, and that’s probably what makes our matches and rivalries so big and interesting.
“I’m very proud to be a part of his career in some way, but even happier to end our careers as friends after all we shared on the field as competitors.”
Roger Federer is grateful for Rafael Nadal in the Laver Cup
Later, Federer lifted the lid on his conversations with Nadal in the run-up to the Laver Cup, revealing that Nadal was absolutely going for the trip.
“I called him after the US Open – I waited for him to finish that tournament – just to let him know I was retired,” Federer told the New York Times.
“And I just wanted to tell him before he started making some plans without the Laver Cup at all. I told him on the phone I was probably 50-50 or 60-40 in the doubles business. I said, ‘Look, I’ll keep you posted.'” Tell me how things are going at home. We will call back.
‘Rafa said to me, ‘I will try everything I can to be there with you.’ And it felt so incredible to me, showing once again how much we mean to each other and how much respect we hold.
“And I think it’s just going to be a beautiful, amazing story for us, for the sport, for tennis, and maybe beyond that as well, where we can get along in a tough competition and come out on top and show that, hey, again it’s just tennis.
“Yeah, it’s tough, and it’s brutal at times, but it’s always fair. And you can go out on the other side and still have that great, friendly rivalry. I thought it ended up being better than I thought it would. Incredible effort. by Rafa, and I will obviously never forget what he did for me in London.”
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