Rafael Nadal needs to believe he can beat Federer Majors record - Toni


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Rafael Nadal needs to believe he can beat Federer Majors record - Toni

Does Toni Nadal still believe his nephew Rafael can beat Roger Federer's Majors record? "He can do it but I do not know if he will do it. Winning a Grand Slam is not easy by itself, difficulties increase and consequently beating Federer's record will be more complicated, but Rafa needs to believe in it."

Rafael's comeback at a high level in 2013 was the greatest achievement ever made by him? "He did a lot of important things. When he won 81 matches on clay in a row, for example. In 2013 when he dealt with a knee injury and came back to the first place was important.

But Rafael's biggest achievement was to play at the highest level on hard courts despite being one of the clay specialists." Does Toni see himself coaching a player after splitting with Rafael at the end of 2017 season? "No.

I never thought of it, because I am Rafael's uncle and I work in his Academy. The only thing I can do is to help someone from the Academy a few weeks a year. But coaching kids is what I like the most." How many more titles would Rafael have won being injury-free? "I do not know but more.

Without physical issues, it would have been easier, but I never think about what would have happened and instead did not. You have to work with what you have."