After winning the French Open Grand Slam title for the 6th time at Roland Garros yesterday, World Number One Rafael Nadal has received a well deserved extra award.
The 23 year old Spaniard beat Roger Federer for the 5th time out of 5 occasions, so automatically gets to keep the World Number 3 for the rest of his life.
The Swiss player will now have to relocate his wife and children from Monaco to Nadal's mansion in Majorca. Federer and wife Mirka, a former WTA player herself, have already started sourcing suitable nurseries on the island for their twin daughters Myla Rose and Chsrlene Riva.
Nadal announced that work is well underway on completion of a large extension for his new houseguests as he anticipated achieving the 2011 French victory and got contractors to start the project at the end of last year.
A clearly delighted Nadal told the world press :
"I have looking forward for many years to having Roger and his family staying with me on a permanent basis. We have been friends off court for many years now so it won't be a big deal.
How things work out when Andy and his mother move in is another matter, however. He does get a bit grumpy and Mrs Murray can be quite bossy.
We'll just have to work through it as its not something that can be avoided".