In an interview to El Larguero Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni commented on the greatest players ever. Toni said: "For me Rafa is not the best ever. It's very difficult to pick who is the best. Federer, Rod Laver... Rafa is not far away from them.
But Rafael has a higher average Grand Slam wins than Federer. He is close to him but now he has to enjoy himself and come back to fight when the following Grand Slam comes. In the sport you never know how things go. What he has to do is to enjoy and when the opportunity comes, fight to achieve it.
Rafael is very smart from a tactical point of view. Now he will fully rest and he will try to be back on the road in a week." On Nadal, Alex Corretja said: "There are millions of people who are speaking of Rafa. He is one of the best athletes ever also for how he lives his life.
People get crazy, shout, when they approach Rafa and see him play. I am with Rafa in a bar anytime in the world and people get crazy. That's not easy. That's what it means to be Rafa Nadal." "I liked coaching and having the feeling of improving.
We were focused on winning. He had played a great final against Novak Djokovic in New York but on Wednesday the goal was to have a good training with Pablo Carreno and then play well in Davis Cup 2013", concluded Toni who rarely watches his nephew's matches live.