'It is true that Rafael Nadal has a very punished body', says top coach
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4414
For whatever reason, the general public has not accepted Novak Djokovic the way they did Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Perhaps because he came later or perhaps because he is the best, but it is a reality that the Serbian has a group of 'haters' who do not have his generational partners.
For the renowned Spanish coach, Toni Nadal, the reason for this situation is due to the way he got into the conversation between the Swiss and his nephew. “I think the problem he has had is that he broke in when there was a clear rivalry between Federer and Rafael, and people liked that matchup.
I think that he never managed to be as loved as the other two, and that his behavior on the track has sometimes been a little more complicated ”, assessed the current coach of the Canadian Félix Auger-aliassime.
And he is right. Toni Nadal thinks that the fact of getting into the most beautiful rivalry in the history of 'white sport', where he not only got into the conversation for being the best, he defeated them both on multiple occasions and little by little has been gaining ground to such a degree that he is already considered the best tennis player in history.
It is also a reality that the Serbian is under the eye of the hurricane at all times. For one reason or another, each act, no matter how dubious it may seem, is questioned by a series of fans who do not accept the greatness of 'Nole' on the track.
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Toni Nadal comments on Rafa
Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni recently opened up about how the Spaniard has been dealing with fatherhood.
"My relationship with the child is the same as I would have with any family member. He is my nephew's son, and I am delighted because, for the moment, he is the youngest of the family. We are all very happy and with the satisfaction of seeing another child in the family," he said.
Rafael Nadal lifted his 22nd Grand Slam title at last year's French Open, which was also his record-extending 14th win at the Paris Major. "It is true that Rafael has a very punished body, but it is also true that he has been on the professional circuit since he was 16 years old and that is something you pay for," Toni said.