Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni spoke about the Spanish player's chances in Wimbledon. The Spaniard won the title twice, in 2008 and 2010, and in 2018, he lost an epic five-set semifinal against Novak Djokovic. “Last year, he was very close, I think he had the possibility to win and I want to hope that this year will be possible.
I know Federer is there, Djokovic is there, Dominic, many good players, but I think that Rafael has the possibility, because it’s impossible to work well without confidence. So he has to think that", said Toni. On Roger Federer's 20 Majors, Toni added: "Now the most important thing is to have the title here in Roland Garros, and I’m sure in the next weeks he can think about being only two behind Roger.
We know, or I think he knows, that every year is more difficult to win something. Today was difficult with Dominic, and every year the new generation is coming who can play hard. They are really good and Rafael would be one year older, it’s not easy, but we can see”.
Toni concluded: “I remember when I practiced with him when he was really young. For me, every practice was the same as the final, because I can’t understand life without this commitment in the work. That is what he has done for many years.
Then I think for him it was nothing special to do this every day. In the end, when you can do this, you have a big personal satisfaction and that’s the most important thing in life”.