After spending the fourteen days of quarantine in Adelaide, special days in which Rafael Nadal trained with the young Italian talent Jannik Sinner, the number two in the world played a winning performance against the Austrian Dominic Thiem (match won in two sets ) and is now preparing for the ATP Cup, team competitions that see Spain as one of the main favorites for the final victory.
The Spaniard is engaged in the group with Greece, led by Stefanos Tsitsipas and Australia, led by Alex De Minaur. During his quarantine in Adelaide, Rafael Nadal had several virtual meetings with the press where he dealt with various problems, talking about the quarantine in Adelaide and the controversy over the different treatment reserved for some tennis players.
In addition to this he also talked about the future possibility of becoming a father, a question that very often they ask the Spanish champion.
Through the microphones of CNN, the twenty-time winner of the Grand Slam titles said: "If children come, there will be a change.
It's something that will probably happen in the future because we both want it," concluded Rafa, referring to his wife Xisca Perello.
During the interview, a nice curtain was recalled that took place some time ago on social media between Nadal and Murray with Andy explaining to Rafa how it was hard to wake up at 6am for the children and Rafa who said: "I hope to be in your situation soon."
After almost 15 years of engagement, Rafael Nadal and Xisca Perello got married on October 19, 2019 and have repeatedly revealed that they have among their plans to have children. Rafa continued: "I love children, I would like my sons or my daughters to do whatever they want one day, I have no intention of forcing them to follow in my footsteps in any way."
Talking about the current situation and the difficulties the world is going through, the 34-year-old tennis player continued: "It is a particular situation and it is important to send the right messages to the world, especially to young people."
Meanwhile, in a day full of performances, in Adelaide, the great protagonists of ATP and WTA Tours such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are finally back on the court, with the crowd that filled the stands of the stadium.
In the men's exhibition, Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem with the final score of 7-5 6-4, at the end of a very balanced match, but where once again the Spaniard showed his superiority. Rafa already seems in excellent shape, ready to break a curse that has been going on in Australian for years.
Nadal is ready to play the highly anticipated Australian Open in Melbourne, which will begin on February 8th, with the likely presence of the crowd in the stands of the courts, where he will go in search of his 21st Slam title, in order to break Roger Federer's record.
We have to recall that in the other challenges, Novak Djokovic won a sete against Jannik Sinner for 6-3. The same for Filip Krajinovic, who was ahead 6-3 against the Italian.