Paparazzi capture first photo with Rafael Nadal’s baby

Spanish gossip magazine Revista Semana published the first photos of Rafael Nadal and his wife’s newborn baby.

According to Mallorca Daily Bulletin, the photographs were taken in Mallorca.

Nadal on his boy’s health status

Rafael Nadal and his wife Maria Xisca Perello welcomed their baby child in October, and the Spanish tennis legend assured everyone who sent him messages that his family is happy and healthy.

 “Hello everyone. After a few days and many loving messages I just wanted to thank you all!

We are very happy and everyone is very well! A big hug,” said Rafael Nadal on social media.

Related: Rafael Nadal updates baby and wife Xisca’s health status.

Rafa and Mery have been together since they were teenagers and have been married for three years. Nadal has repeatedly stated his desire to have children, and now, at the age of 36, he will take on the new role of father.

Novak Djokovic sent Nadal a message after hearing the news. “Congrats! I didn’t know. Really? It’s beautiful news. I wish his wife and baby a lot of health and happiness. As a father, I’m not gonna give any advice (smiling) to him.

He has a big family. I’m sure he will experience himself (smiling),” Djokovic said after progressing into the Astana Open final this year.

Murray, who is married and the father of four children, understands what it’s like to be a parent and a professional tennis player at the same time. “I think he (Rafael Nadal) and his partner had their first kid a few days ago so it will be interesting to see whether that increases the motivation levels or whether he reduces the amount he is competing now, I don’t know,” Murray said, per Sportskeeda.

Related: Andy Murray weighs in on how parenthood might impact Rafael Nadal’s career.