Rafael Nadal Confirms He and Wife Mery 'Xisca' Perelló Are Expecting First Baby

Nadal and his wife wed in October 2019 and dated for 14 years before tying the knot.

"I'm going to be a father," the 36-year-old tennis pro confirmed in a press conference Friday.

The tennis star, 36, and wife Mery "Xisca" Perelló are expecting their first baby together, he confirmed at a press conference Friday in Palma de Mallorca.

Nadal explained to reporters that he's kept the news close because he doesn't usually discuss his personal life. "I'm already exposed enough in my professional life," he said.

"I don't know what will change in my life because I don't have experience, but I don't think it will change my professional life," he added of becoming a father.

The athlete also shared that he will compete at Wimbledon, which begins on June 27.

On achieving his 14th French Open win earlier this month makes him the oldest champion to win the tournament, which he first won at just 19 years old in 2005.

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