In an interview to Diario Vasco, Toni Nadal explained how his life changed since when, 12 months ago, his working relationship with his nephew Rafael officially ended. 'Before I was doing a thing that I liked much, which was being on the professional tour and have the luck to coach a guy like Rafael and I do something else that I like as well, which is being at the Rafael Academy and give some speech in Spain', said Toni.
'Before I never had the feeling to work because although I had to go to Australia for a month or to New York I did not have the feeling of work, as I was exactly doing what I liked.' Asked if he regrets his decision to leave his nephew, Toni said: 'The decision was mine and it was not mutual.
I believed that putting myself apart was fair and I understood that Rafael did not need my suggestions anymore. When I saw my nephew in Australia I felt that I would have liked to be there, but I believed that in life you have to take steps and the moment to leave came.
I do not think Rafael missed me a lot and in some moments yeah, I missed some trips. When I was travelling to Paris, New York or Rome I loved to be there and now I have to stay in Manacor. But I also did things that I enjoyed.
I came back to stay in contact with the kids of the Academy, I came back to coach younger guys and I spent more time with family.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title