Last week, Spanish media reported that Maria Francisca Perello, wife of Rafael Nadal who is pregnant, had been admitted to a private clinic in Palma de Mallorca as a precautionary measure to avoid complications. She also had rumors of a possible surgery.
According to what was reported by MARCA, Rafael Nadal's wife is recovering well and the little one is out of danger. The doctors decided to keep her in the hospital until the 34th week of pregnancy to avoid any problems.
The sister of world number 3, Maria Isabel, is taking care of Francisca while Rafa is busy in New York. After the US Open, the Majorcan will play the Laver Cup alongside Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Having played very little last year, Nadal has a very good chance of finishing the year at the top of the ATP rankings.
It would be an icing on the cake, yet another.
Hardly anyone expected that Rafael Nadal would win so much in 2022. The Spanish champion, returning from a 2021 with only seven tournaments played, has confirmed that he is one of the greatest athletes ever.
He first won the Australian Open for the second time in his career, achieving a formidable feat in a tournament that had often been hostile to him in the past. The pain in his foot returned to plague him during the clay season, forcing him to a series of infiltrations and feeding the specter of retirement.
Against all odds, the 36-year-old from Manacor raised the bar for him and seized the 14th Roland Garros to general amazement. The 22-time Grand Slam champion also tried to win his third Wimbledon title, but a tear in his abs forced him to retire on the eve of the semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.
The Iberian missed the Canadian Open as a precaution, while in Cincinnati he was unable to go beyond the second round (beaten by Coric). Rafa therefore went to the US Open having played only one official match on hardcourt.