Rafa Roundup: First Post-Baby Paparazzi Photos

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Nadal is the top seed at the year-end championships for the fifth time. The Spaniard, this year’s Australian Open and Roland Garros champion, will try to lift the season finale trophy for the first time. The lefty leads Green Group alongside Casper Ruud, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz.

Seventh seed Novak Djokovic will try to make history at the Pala Alpitour. The five-time champion can tie Roger Federer’s record of six Nitto ATP Finals titles. Stefanos Tsitsipas tops Red Group with Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. 

Nadal is a 17-time qualifier for the season finale. The 36-year-old, who will pursue his first title at the event next week, was thumping forehands on Centre Court in preparation for the year-end championships.

“It’s always great news to be playing the last event of the year. That says that you had a great season, so I’m excited,” Nadal said. “Italy is a very close country for me. Being in Turin for the first time in my life, it’s a new experience, so I’m very happy for that and i’m looking forward to seeing the stadium and the fans. I’ll try my best as always.”

A star-studded field has been named for the inaugural United Cup, an annual mixed team event set to be played in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from Thursday, Dec. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023.

Rafael Nadal will team up with World No.13 Paula Badosa to fly the flag for Spain, while emerging tennis powerhouse Italy will star No.16 Matteo Berrettini and Martina Trevisan.

On November 4, the deadline for receiving applications for the Rafa Nadal Foundation Awards closed with a great success. The 1st Rafa Nadal Foundation Awards become a reality thanks to the alliance with Telefónica. The Rafa Nadal Foundation has received a total of 254 project proposals that apply to become the winners of the five categories included in the rules. A total of €75,000 will be distributed, divided into 5 prizes of €15,000 per category.

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  1. I can only imagine the turmoil Rafa felt being haggled by the press holding his precious boy. He is SUCH a private person I’m sure he’s more protective of baby Rafael than anything. So glad he brought his family with him to Turin, however. It should keep him from being distracted with wonder of how they are doing. Such a blessed time for him. Wouldn’t an ATP Finals Championship be the cherry on top!?! Vamos, Rafa!

  2. Glad they’re together in Turin as a complete family.

    I hope they do the same in Oz!

    Nothing like having your strongest supporters around you to face challenges, be it in business, sport etc. The loves of your life are the unquantifiables.

    Roger did it, so can Rafa – practically, they got the means and planning is crucial so it works smoothly and not be an encumbrance.

  3. So lovely to see Rafa holding the baby and his wife. God’s touch of love and blessing for the baby. A dream come true. Rejoicing with them! Truly, 2022 is a blessed year for Rafa for winning 2 GS n many more. Moreover, the honorable Award given by the King of Spain. Surely, Rafa is a Tennis Sports treasure in Spain and the world. Dear God, bless Rafa’s game in Turin. We put our faith in you to give him Isaiah 11:2 anointing to be the CHAMPION. Amen..SHALOM, Rafa, enjoy all the matches and win all with perfect health. Take care! Cheers! Amen

  4. Nice to see baby Rafael with proud parents, despite the paparazzi intrusion!
    Rafa has a very good chance of emerging from the round robin stage and progressing as the red group looks the more dangerous. Sending positive energy to you champ! May the daddy force be with you!

  5. Rafa am sending you the Very Best Wishes to lift the Turin Trophy. May Baby Rafael Sebastian Nadal bring his glorious Daddy every ounce of Luck…what a great memory he will have. Buena Suerte my Champion 🇪🇦🇪🇦☘☘❤❤

  6. Best of luck in Turin. Enjoy these special times with Mery and the baby.👍💪🤛👏🍀🎾❤️

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