By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday April 12, 2021
Rafael Nadal may need to face his uncle Toni as an opposing coach within the not too distant future, however the Spaniard says he doesn’t thoughts it in any respect.
Requested to provide his take concerning the information that his Uncle had begun teaching Felix Auger-Aliassime, Nadal solely had good issues to say concerning the transfer.
“I’m comfortable for him, comfortable for on the similar time academy have someone with such an ideal participant like Felix is a constructive factor,” he stated. “On the similar time, effectively, Toni has a whole lot of expertise. He is aware of quite a bit about this sport. He has all of the data that someone wants. I’m certain that going to be an vital assist for Felix.”
Nadal says that he’s simply comfortable to have his Uncle again on the tour, and happy to see him this week at Monte-Carlo.
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“I at all times stated the identical: I need one of the best for Toni,” Nadal stated. “Initially, he would not need to ask me something, no. He is my uncle. I’m very grateful for all of the issues that he did for me. I’m comfortable that he is on the tour a few weeks, no?
“On the similar time I’m comfortable for Felix. I imply, goes to be a superb assist, have an ideal coach like Toni subsequent to him. Glad for me, too. I’m comfortable to see my uncle right here, see him right here, spend time with him right here on the tour once more. That is a constructive factor.”
Nadal, who’s seeded third at Monte-Carlo, will face both Adrian Mannarino or Federico Delbonis within the second spherical at Monte-Carlo, after his opening-round bye. He owns a lifetime report of 71-5 with 11 titles on the occasion.