In an interview to Onda Cero, Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni commented on the Spanish player's second round Wimbledon win over Nick Kyrgios. The 58-year-old said: "I am happy after winning a complicated match. I always thought Rafael would win although Kyrgios was serving great.
In the second set Rafael played bad, he missed a bit, he missed some break points like 15-40 in a game. The match could have changed, but when Rafael came back to his level, it was clear he would win. Before the match, I told him, Facing Kyrgios in the second round is tough, but when you are used to doing things in a bad way, it eventually affects you.
And we saw that in the two tie-breaks", Toni said about Kyrgios. "He missed easy shots. He was influenced by pressure." On Kyrgios hitting Nadal with a forehand, Toni added: "I do not think he did it intentionally because he was very far away from Rafael.
If you get hit when you are close, that affects you. Then you know, talent is not what you do with the ball." On Kyrgios's behaviour overall, Toni said: "ATP should take some decisions because in the long term you can no longer cope with him."
Asked if Nadal is ready to win Wimbledon, Toni concluded: "I think so. Rafael came with a good attitude after all the issues he had in Monte Carlo and in the beginning of the clay-court season but then in Rome and French Open he played very well and that gave him a confidence boost."