Rafael Nadal, 35, will be facing Denis Shapovalov in the Australian Open Quarter-Final this morning. However, the tennis star has admitted he had thought his family life would be different by the age he’s at now.
Nadal has been married to his girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello since 2019.
The pair met when they were teenagers, dating for many years before tying the knot.
Their glamorous wedding took place in a Spanish castle in Majorca called La Fortaleza.
However, Nadal has opened up about how his family plans are not exactly what he thought they’d be.
Federer has four kids, two sets of twins, with his wife Mirka Federer.
Nadal told Argentine talk show Con Amigos Asi: “I would love to have children, boys, girls…
“I’m a person who loves kids and I’m a family guy.”
“But also I tell you that the reality is… the years keep passing…
“I would like to start to do all of this when my sporting life determines it.
“I think it’s also above all about looking after the kids.
“I don’t know if it [travelling throughout the year when you have children] is ideal.”
Nadal is one of the favourites in the Australian Open, which he is hoping to win for a second time.