While Rafael Nadal has made history throughout his tennis career, he’s about to enter his most exciting chapter yet: fatherhood.

The Spanish athlete, whose amassed 22 Grand Slam titles over the years, confirmed in a June 17 press conference that he and wife Mery “Xisca” Perelló are expecting their first child together. He said that if all goes according to plan, he would have per. People“I am going to become a father.”

Though the 36-year-old, who tied the knot with Perelló in Oct. 2019, tends to keep his off-court life private, he did tell reporters, “I don’t know what will change in my life because I don’t have experience [with fatherhood]Yes, I do think that it would change my professional career.”

In fact, Nadal confirmed in the same Mallorca press conference that he plans to play in the upcoming 2022 Wimbledon Championships later this month. This will be Nadal’s first appearance in the tournament for three years.