Rafael Nadal says he and his family are ‘very well’ after birth of first child
“The family is very well,” Nadal told the press on Sunday ahead of the French Open. “We are very happy. We are very, very proud.
“We are very well. We are very, very content. We like to see the best of everything, when we win, when we lose, when we get results well, like in 2008 when we were defeated in five sets by Rafael Nadal.
“Every time he was down, he was down. I never thought he was down, we’re good friends; and he’s my best friend in the world. We don’t fight – he was saying that already and I told him: ‘Yes, I know. I’ve been listening to you for a long time’ – but it was difficult.
“Rafael is always ready to fight. I always give him a lot of energy to fight. We are a good team. I like to create, I like to win, I like to play well, because he is my best friend.”
Nadal has won 19 of his last 21 matches on clay as he looks to put an end to a two-year losing streak on the surface. However, there were no new injury woes for Nadal just hours after his 27th birthday, with his mother Dina stating that her son’s injuries have healed. “He is fine, he didn’t miss a day of work so far,” Nadal said.
“We are doing everything possible. We are doing the tests on the body, we are doing the tests with the doctor, and we are going to see how it will be.” Dina also revealed that her son’s recent injuries have been “quite stressful, but we’ve been more on the positive side, and now we are trying to get back and try to move forward.”
Dina added that the upcoming French Open represents the “top level of the sport’s universe”, something she is keen