Rafael Nadal says he and his family are ‘very well’ after birth of first child
The French tennis star announced his second child on Friday when he presented his wife Caroline Wozniacki with a baby girl on their wedding day.
Nadal and Wozniacki tied the knot in November 2011 and made the announcement during a ceremony in a private vineyard in Rio de Janeiro just days after the birth.
A source close to the Wozniackis told the Times: “Rafael and Caroline got married in September after he had an agreement with his wife to have an unnamed future baby in October.
“But Nadal’s first child didn’t arrive on October 1, and so they had to put off that announcement.”
Nadal, 30, had been undergoing treatment at his home town of San Jose del Cabo near his hometown of Castejón Sotogrande in the province of Caceres, close to Banderas de Estepa.
In January, he announced that the two-time Roland Garros champion was to undergo treatment in Dubai.
He also revealed that he had tested positive for a banned substance in December and was suspended for 30 days for the first violation.
Nadal has been married to Wozniacki twice, first in 2002 to a tennis match and then to Wozniacki and her sister Laura in 2008.
The French national is the younger brother of tennis star Caroline Wozniacki (left), who became the first female player to reach the fourth round of the US Open in 2011. Nadal’s parents are Cuban and his sisters are all sisters.
“A couple of months ago, I gave birth to my youngest brother,” Nadal said on Friday. “I wanted to announce this right away because you could feel something special on my day. The reason is that I am very happy and I want to thank my wife who has put so much at stake for this pregnancy.”
Wozniacki said in a statement: “I am so happy. My husband Rafael and I are very well.”
Wozniacki and the couple are expecting the couple’s first child together, and have named his first child, son Oscar, after Rafael’s late rival and the Argentine’s idol Juan Tati.
The pair wed on November 18, 2011 in a private ceremony on a vine