Rafa Nadal’s sister talks to his wife amid drama

Rafa Nadal pictured here with his wife Xisca.

Rafa Nadal’s sister has released an update on his wife Xisca. Image: Getty

Rafa Nadal’s sister Mirabel has spoken positively Update about his pregnant wife Xiscawhile reports have surfaced that the couple is expecting a baby boy.

Xisca was recently hospitalized in Mallorca Due to pregnancy complications, Nadal had to make the agonizing decision of staying with her or flying to London to attend Roger Federer’s farewell event at the Laver Cup.

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He finally settled on the Laver Cup, team up to play doubles with Federer for the last match in the career of his great friend and rival.

Nadal later revealed the emotional toll the decision had taken on him after he was seen in tears after his match with Federer – a loss to Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

The doubles was the only match Nadal played at the event and flew home immediately afterwards to be by Xisca’s side.

On Thursday, Nadal’s sister Mirabel – who was also by Xisca’s side during her hospitalization – shared some encouraging words about the situation.

After a ceremony in Madrid attended by Spain’s Queen Letizia, where she represented the Rafa Nadal Foundation, Maribel said Xisca was doing “very well”.

Reports also surfaced on Thursday that Rafa and Xisca will have a boy in October.

On Friday night after his Laver Cup match, Nadal spoke about how difficult it was for him to leave Xisca.

“It’s been a tough few weeks, few hours of sleep, a little bit of stress in general,” he admitted.

“The situation at home is a bit more complicated than usual. I had to deal with a different kind of pressure than what you are used to from professional life.

“Fortunately everything is fine, much calmer and in that sense I was able to come here, which was important to me.”

Maribel Nadal and Xisca Perello, pictured here, watch Rafa Nadal at the Madrid Open.

Maribel Nadal (centre) and Xisca Perello (R) watch Rafa Nadal at the Madrid Open. (Photo by Francisco Guerra/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Nadal did just that Decision to play at the Laver Cup when he learned that it would be Federer’s farewell.

He had previously said he doesn’t know when he’ll be back on court after the US Open due to the situation at home.

“We never had big problems and we always respected each other and our families,” Nadal said of Federer.

“But our personal relationship has only gotten better over the years, and we approach life in a similar way.

“We have completely different styles on the pitch and that’s probably what makes our games and our rivalry so big and interesting.

“I’m very proud to be a part of his career in a way, but even happier to end our careers as friends after everything we’ve shared as rivals on the pitch.”

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, here in tears after their match at the Laver Cup.

Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal both cried after their match at the Laver Cup. (Photo by Li Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images)

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Federer later lifted the lid on his talks with Nadal ahead of the Laver Cup, revealing that Nadal would make the trip in the first place.

“I called him after the US Open – I was waiting for him to finish that tournament – just to let him know about my retirement,” Federer told the New York Times.

“And I just wanted to let him know before he started making any plans without the Laver Cup. I told him on the phone that I’m probably 50-50 or 60-40 if I do the doubles. I told him, ‘Look, I’ll keep you posted. You’ll let me know how things are at home. And we’ll reconnect.’

“Rafa told me: ‘I will try everything to be with you.’ Of course, that felt incredible to me and showed once again how much we mean to each other and how much respect we have.

“And I just thought it would just be a beautiful, amazing story for us, for the sport, for tennis and maybe beyond, where we can co-exist in a tough rivalry and come out on top and show that, hey, it’s again it only tennis.

“Yes, it’s tough and sometimes brutal, but it’s always fair. And you can come out the other side and still have that great friendly rivalry. I just thought it ended up even better than I ever thought it would. So , an incredible performance from Rafa and I will of course never forget what he did for me in London.”

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