Rafael Nadal has not yet finished his 2022. The number two of Spain has put an end to the season with the ATP Finals, but he has no intention of putting down his racket: in fact, he is present in Argentina for exhibition events with Casper Ruud.
During thr press conference, the 22-times Slam champion explained: "I am very happy to be here in Argentina after many years without having the opportunity. Happy to share the Argentine crowd too, who are very knowledgeable about sport, very passionate, every time I have been here they have treated me in an incredible way, I always carry with me an unforgettable memory and an injection of positive energy."
In Argentina, we could also see a mixed doubles match with Nadal and Gabriela Sabatini: it was the former tennis player who launched the proposal a few months ago via his Instagram profile: "For me it is a great illusion, I know that Gaby is a great icon of this country, but also in the world of sport.
Sharing the court with her is a great satisfaction, I'm sure it will be a very nice moment."
Rafael Nadal on fatherhood: "I sleep less, but I enjoy every moment"
However, the one who lands in Argentina is a new Rafael Nadal, who has also been the father of little Rafael for two months: his first victory as a new parent against Casper Ruud arrived in Turin.
On the occasion of the press conference, the 22-two-time Grand Slam champion talked about this new life experience, between happiness and a few hours of less sleep: "All changes in life take time, I became a dad six weeks ago.
You are more tired, you sleep a little less, you have a new concern in your life that is different from anything you have experienced so far. I am neither more nor less than any other father, I imagine that everyone will live it with the utmost emotion and illusion, with great happiness and trying to enjoy the best moments I can be with him."