The admission of Mery Perelló, who is in the 31st week of pregnancy, has coincided with Rafa Nadal’s trip to the United States. The tennis player from Manacor is thousands of kilometers from our country to be able to play the fourth and last official Grand Slam tournament of the season. Before participating in the US Open, where we will see him debut next week against Rinky Hijikata, the athlete has contributed his grain of sand in a charity event called Tennis plays for peace in which funds were raised last morning to help Ukraine. His presence generated great expectation since it was the first time we saw him after learning that his wife is hospitalized.

Nadal, considered one of the best tennis players in history, was always very smiling and animated at the Louis Armstrong Stadium in New York. He did not stop joking with colleagues such as Carlos Alcaraz, Coco Gauff, John McEnroe or Stefanos Tsitsipas, who also participated in the charity event. Rafa’s attitude on the runway and the fact that he has not taken a flight back to the Balearic Islands shows that Mery Perelló’s state of health is not serious and that she is in the hospital under observation as a precaution and to avoid complications.

Although her husband’s professional commitments force her to be away from home at the moment, the director of the Rafa Nadal Foundation is not alone at the Quirónsalud Palmaplanas hospital in Palma de Mallorca, where she has been admitted since Monday. In this private center she is accompanied at all times by people from her closest circle, which includes both her parents and her sister-in-law Maribel, who is also one of her great friends. In the next few hours she could undergo an operation on the recommendation of the doctors who are handling her case.

In October, coinciding with their third wedding anniversary, the first child of Nadal and Perelló, who met 18 years ago, is expected to enter the world. The magazine HELLO! confirmed in mid-June that they were going to be parents and a few days later the tennis player spoke about this good news. “I don’t know how life changes because I don’t have experience, but I don’t expect this to mean a change in my professional life,” he assured. True to his discretion, they have not given more information about the sweet wait. However, we have been able to see how little by little the maternity curves are being marked on Perelló’s body thanks to his days on the high seas on the Great White catamaran and his presence at the Wimbledon tournament or at the concert that Sebastián Yatra has offered this summer in Mallorca.

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