Does Rafael Nadal have the best mentality on Tour? His uncle and former coach Toni answered this question in an interview to La Ventaja. "I think there are a lot of good players with a good mentality. He has a very good one, David Ferrer too; Djokovic and Federer the same.
Rafa may be the biggest fighter out of everyone, but a lot of people fight a lot. Rafael, like other players, got used to play dealing with issues. Some had more problems than others, like Juan Martin del Potro. There were people who were saying many years ago that he would have a short career and he has been there for 14 years, so it was not that short", said Toni.
"I do not remember things in a very difficult way, I always think that in life everyone has his effect and you cannot aspire to be the best and that everything turns easy. When you want to be a good player, on your way you will have good and bad moments, you should never expect everything to go well."
Meanwhile Mats Wilander commented on Virginia Ruzici's influence in tennis: "She was an inspiration because she was similar to the current time of men's tennis. With Roger, Rafa, Novak, big names. Ask someone to win a Grand Slam, beat the biggest players.
She is an inspiration not just for the world of tennis. In men's tennis we have three dominant guys. In women's we see that as soon as Serena Williams does not play well and does no longer win, all the others think they have a chance."