Rafael Nadal will retire when he cannot win anymore, says uncle Toni


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Rafael Nadal will retire when he cannot win anymore, says uncle Toni

Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni spoke about the Spanish player's consistency and future. Toni said: "Rafa has been winning Majors every year since 2005 except 2015 and 2016. The day where Rafael feels he cannot win, that day he will retire, but we have not spoken about it."

On his mentality, Toni added: "I think you need to put a bit of pressure on people, in life there is always pressure, like when you go to school and your parents put pressure on you to be better. Things you learn are not necessarily fun, sometimes the learning process is not funny and you struggle going through it.

You consistently need to enjoy yourself, it coincides with perseverance because you cannot always do the easiest things. Rafa got used to things not being easy, he got used to appreciate the good things and that's the key of success with him.

For him when he was younger, it was more difficult to train with me than playing a final." On Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal winning Wimbledon and reaching US Open final, Toni added: "They are very good people like the majority of Colombians.

They took the opportunity they had." Toni also spoke about his role as the Head Director at the Rafa Nadal Academy: "I tell the kids we have in the Academy that not everyone can be a Roger Federer, a Novak Djokovic, Nadal or Messi, but by training everyone can be the best out of ourselves."

On the US Open final win over Daniil Medvedev, he concluded: "It was one of the best matches I saw of my nephew."