Toni Nadal assured his nephew Rafael's presence in Wimbledon is not doubtful. The world no. 2's mentality is to go as far as possible in the third Grand Slam event of the season: 'If he plays like he did in Paris I think he has chances to win,' Toni said.
'From 2011, year where he played the final, never played well there. But it was basically due to knee issues and when you cannot move well with legs in Wimbledon you struggle to play. If we go there is because we have chances to win.
Otherwise we would have fewer motivations. We believe the main favourite to win the title is Federer. Then others like Murray or Kyrgios, but if Rafa plays like at Roland Garros he can try to win.' About Federer's loss to Haas, Toni admitted how he was 'surprised that he lost.
It's because Federer has not been playing for a while and it affects a little bit. In Rafael's case it's different. This week he will rest, next week he will practice in Mallorca and the other one we will organize some exhibition matches so that we can compete.' Speaking about the decision not to play any tournament before Wimbledon, Toni said that "Rafael played more matches (49) than expected and we believe he needs to rest.' Toni finally commented about the subject of GOAT.
Who is the greatest player ever, Federer or Nadal? 'Federer without any doubt. It's true, Rafa won more Masters 1000 titles, but Federer is above him in terms of weeks spent as world no. 1 and Grand Slam titles won. I don't know if they are the only ones, there is also Rod Laver who made history but who I don't know very well.'
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