Through an article shared on El Pais, Toni Nadal commented on his farewell from professional tennis coaching. ATP Finals in London was his last tournament as Rafael Nadal's official coach, and he handed an amazing letter to his nephew.
'I conclude a happy stage of 27 years that began the day when the son of my brother Sebastian entered my tennis court with only three years. Today I leave yours, but my path does not end here', Toni wrote.
'I will continue to be linked to tennis because of my enthusiasm and love for this sport, fortunately, remain intact. I must acknowledge and thank greatly, the person most responsible for my luck: my nephew, Rafael.
The relationship with him has always been uncharacteristically easy within the world in which we move. 'Thanks to their education, respect, and passion I have been able to unfold my way of understanding this profession.
Thanks to him I have lived experiences that have surpassed all my dreams as a coach. I have traveled by his side to incredible sites, and I have met relevant and interesting people from many fields. Today I feel greatly valued and loved because his figure has magnified mine much more than I deserve.' Toni will work full-time at the Nadal Academy.
And who knows, there will be another "little" Nadal again. ALSO READ: Goffin: 'It's not unfair to lose the final after beating Federer, Nadal' .