Rafael Nadal, the legendary Spanish tennis player, is known for his fierce determination and unwavering work ethic. But even the world’s best athletes need a break sometimes. However, even when relaxing, Nadal can’t help but be drawn to the court. And lately, he’s had a special spectator cheering him on: his son, Rafael Nadal Jr.
Nadal Jr., who was born in October 2022, is already getting a taste of the tennis life. He’s been spotted courtside at several of his father’s matches, and he’s even starting to take his own swings with a miniature racket. But recently, Nadal Jr. got an even closer look at his father’s training routine.
In a heartwarming video posted on Nadal’s social media, Nadal Jr. can be seen watching intently as his father hits balls with his coach. The little boy, dressed in a red Nike tracksuit, is mesmerized by his father’s powerful strokes and agility. He occasionally points and claps, his eyes wide with admiration.
It’s clear that Nadal Jr. is already developing a love for the game. And who better to learn from than one of the greatest tennis players of all time? Nadal has said that he hopes his son will one day pick up a racket, but he’s also stressed that he won’t pressure him to follow in his footsteps.
“I want him to be happy,” Nadal said in a recent interview. “If he wants to play tennis, great. If he doesn’t, that’s fine too. I just want him to be happy and healthy.”
For now, it’s enough for Nadal Jr. to simply watch his father train. And who knows, maybe one day, we’ll see another Nadal dominating the tennis world.