Rafael Nadal says he and his family are ‘very well’ after birth of first child
Rafael Nadal is looking forward to welcoming the first of two children into the world.
The world number one left the beach resort of Marbella in Spain on Wednesday afternoon in a private jet and flew straight to a private villa in the hills outside Madrid.
His first son was born at 4.41pm (3.41pm local time) and while it was’very quick’, Rafa said ‘everything was perfect’.
Rafael says he and his wife Amelie will miss the sun and the beach but are’very well’ now and have moved into a new house in the hills near Madrid.
The new mother went to the beach at midday to give birth and said the process was’very quick and natural’
The new mother returned to the beach at midday after giving birth to her son, who was born at 4.41pm (3.41pm local time) Wednesday
Rafael and Amelie have moved into a new villa in the hills just outside of Madrid
Rafa also spoke to a Spanish journalist who revealed: ‘He came out of the box with a tiny bump and in perfect health. Everything was okay from there.’
The new father told media he is’very calm’ as the whole process happened over three hours.
‘I slept a lot during the process, which is unusual for me,’ he said. ‘It’s an exceptional day.
The tennis player said he wants to thank everyone who has helped him this year
‘Everything is going smoothly. I’m very calm, everything is fine and the baby is perfect.
‘It’s a good news-good news pregnancy.’
Rafael and Amelie will not miss the sun, as seen in this image. The new mother has moved into a new villa in the hills near Madrid
Rafael is known for his quick movements, but this was the slowest delivery he has ever had