Toni Nadal believes that winning Wimbledon, his nephew Rafael could have really thought even more about equalling or overcoming Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles. The Spaniard lost to the Serb Novak Djokovic in the semifinals 10-8 in the fifth set. 'One time you lose and one time you win, that's sport', Toni told Onda Cero. 'You need to be ready for everything. Rafa had a good tournament, two good matches in the final stages (against Juan Martind del Potro and Djokovic) and he could have won. It was an opportunity to get closer to Federer, he almost won the match and so you are disappointed.'
About Djokovic's position in tennis, Toni added: 'I always put him very high, not now but many years ago already when he started to be a high-level player. He holds 13 Grand Slam titles, I don't know how many Masters 1000 and deserves to be at the top. He is one of the best in history, for titles and finals.'
About the great Big 4 era, Toni added: 'They tried to improve every day and that's what makes them great. Federer made Rafael improve', he admitted.
About Nadal's 2018, the 57-year-old said: 'He had an almost perfect year coming from an injury. He retired in Australian, won Monte Carlo, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, the season is being very good, he is No. 1 in the Race and will win a few more titles.'