Toni Nadal: “I was a difficulty for Rafa, a demanding coach and sometimes very hard”

Toni Nadal, uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, assured this Thursday that he represented “a difficulty” for the event of the race of the winner of 19 Grand Slam tournaments.

“I was a difficulty for him, I was a demanding coach, sometimes too onerous, I imagine in toughness as a means not an finish”, Toni Nadal acknowledged when beginning at the present time a camp in Cancun, Mexican Caribbean.

Since Rafael was 7 years previous, Toni Nadal turned his shadow to take him to provide “a little extra” in every of his exercises and in day by day life. His strategies, he admits, have been at all times marked by stress and the best demand.

He stood behind him in each apply, to not the aspect or far, simply a few steps in order that always I felt the stress of getting somebody watching.

In lengthy coaching days, chen fatigue appeared, it was at all times the identical phrase: “a little bit extra” and that, through the years, was what gave Rafael Nadal the psychological energy and the bodily endurance to achieve the top of the hardest tournaments of his profession.

Earlier than the media that gathered on the Rafa Nadal Tennis Middle in Cancun, the primary one opened outdoors of SpainToni Nadal assured that he solely obtained one factor from him, the demand.

“If I discuss myself, a good factor I feel was the demand. Rafael was a boy who, from a very younger age, demanded the identical factor within the ultimate of the European Championship as in day by day coachingI feel it was tougher for Rafael to coach with me than to play the European championship.

“That day by day requirement is what I feel has led him to develop his situations to the utmost, evidently he has turn into primary due to his effort, due to his expertise, but in addition due to working with nice dedication every single day, “added the person from Manaco.

Toni Nadal considers that it’s troublesome to have a determine like Rafael Nadal once more in tennis within the instant future.

“It’s very troublesome to say this as a result of he’s a relative, however it isn’t simple for there to be a new Rafael Nadal, as a result of up to now just one surpasses him in Grand Slam tournaments, Roger Federer. “

Via the Tennis Academy, which now has a number of branches working on the planet, they hope to transmit the phantasm and love for the game.

Toni Nadal defined that the way forward for tennis will probably be quick and with higher bodily preparation than up to now.

“All sports activities are transferring in the direction of greater velocity and that’s the way forward for tennis, individuals are getting extra ready, bodily sturdy, and the ball is being pushed quicker, that’s what I feel goes to set the development, however it’s also true that these of the opposite technology proceed to win, “he mentioned.