The official broadcast of the tournaments focused on Toni Nadal at the start of each game for much of the career of Rafael Nadal. His role as coach of his nephew made the cameras want to be with him whenever possible to know his reactions to the movements of his pupil with whom he forged a relationship both on and off the slopes. And that link was a total success with more than a dozen Grand Slams achieved and as many titles and records achieved. However, one day the employment relationship came to an end. In that sense, Toni took a long time out of the lights of the professional circuit and just decided to return to the frenetic pace of trips and competitions around the world on the current clay tour to accompany Felix Auger Aliassime. “I am lucky to work with Félix, who has great potential,” he said in an interview with the Swiss media. SRF.
– His feelings of returning to Roland Garros after the successes achieved with his nephew.
It is always special and it is very nice for me to come back here, although this year it is totally different from the others. I was with Rafa and now I came with Félix.
Precisely, in the second Grand Slam of the season, he will cross the halls with Roger Federer, one of Rafa’s greatest rivals throughout his career. In that sense, he commented that he would like to train him. “He is so good that he does not need my help and he would never come to me, but it is clear that it would be a dream come true for all coaches to be able to train him one day,” he said. And I add: “He is one of the best tennis players in history, if not the best“.
“First I saw Felix’s box and who he should play against. Then Rafael’s and I realized that both Djokovic and Federer are in the same quadrant. Because of the position in the ranking that they have, it was something that could happen,” he said about the French Open draw. In addition, he stated that he is not surprised that the Big3 continue to dominate in tennis. “I think there are two reasons why they are still so good. On the one hand, the three want to finish their career with the record of top Grand Slam winners and can still win practically any tournament. Otherwise they would not continue playing,” he said.
Felix Auger Aliassime He will make his debut in the Paris competition against Andreas Seppi. Since joining Uncle Toni, the Canadian managed to win matches in two of the four events he played. So much so that he reached the quarterfinals in Barcelona and the third round in Rome, while the first exchangers were fired in Madrid and Monte Carlo.