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Toni Nadal

Uncle Toni still 'more than anything' for Rafael Nadal

World number one Rafa Nadal embarks on a new era without his coach and uncle in the players' box at the Australian Open but the Spaniard said he would always welcome advice from his lifelong mentor with open arms.

Jan 13, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

French Open 2017: La Decima? Rafael Nadal was nervous to defend his second title at Roland Garros, remembers Toni Nadal

"There is more difference between one and two than between nine and 10," Toni, 57, said in an interview with a small group of reporters in the hospitality lounge of one of the French Open`s sponsors, Lavazza coffee, at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

May 31, 2017, 16:00 PM IST

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal not giving up on Grand Slam dream despite on-going injury struggle

Nadal, the current world number nine, plays Germany's Florian Mayer in the first round on Tuesday.

Jan 15, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

Rafael Nadal adds former World No. 1 Carlos Moya to coaching team alongside Toni Nadal

Nadal will begin his new season at a six-man event in Abu Dhabi from December 29 to 31.

Dec 18, 2016, 14:01 PM IST

Rafael Nadal's greatest dream is to lift a Grand Slam title yet again, says coach Toni Nadal

Toni added that Nadal still has a month of preparation before facing the 2017 season and hopes to do well in both Indian Wells and Miami.

Nov 23, 2016, 20:56 PM IST

Don`t abandon coach Toni, Djokovic tells Nadal

Novak Djokovic told long-time rival Rafael Nadal not to be panicked into sacking his uncle Toni as coach in a bid to salvage his faltering career.

Jul 04, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

Roger Federer best of all-time, insists Toni Nadal

Rafael Nadal`s uncle and lifelong coach Toni Nadal believes Roger Federer and not his 14-time Grand Slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the greatest tennis player of all time.

Nov 30, 2014, 04:06 AM IST

Spanish federation made mess of Gala Leon appointment, says Andy Murray

 British number one Andy Murray believes Gala Leon`s appointment as Spain`s Davis Cup captain was handled "horribly".

Oct 29, 2014, 08:59 AM IST

Spanish Davis Cup captain not interested in sexist debate

Gala Leon Garcia has rejected suggestions from Rafael Nadal`s coach and uncle, Toni Nadal, that her selection as Spain`s first female Davis Cup captain is impractical.

Sep 24, 2014, 10:15 AM IST

Rafael Nadal's coach criticizes female Davis Cup captain

Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Gala Leon, a former WTA player, became the first woman to be appointed captain of the country's Davis Cup team on Sunday, replacing Carlos Moya.

Sep 23, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Toni Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain

Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women`s Tour player Gala Leon as Spain`s new Davis Cup captain.

Sep 23, 2014, 09:46 AM IST

Toni Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain

Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women`s Tour player Gala Leon as Spain`s new Davis Cup captain.

Sep 23, 2014, 08:50 AM IST

Toni Nadal dreams of 10th French Open for Rafael

Toni Nadal, the uncle and coach of Rafael Nadal, hopes his nephew can win a 10th French Open in 2015 although he admitted that the family`s Roland Garros monopoly was becoming "more and more difficult".

Jun 09, 2014, 01:47 AM IST

Australian Open: Will faster courts stop Nadal from claiming his second title?

The world`s top ranked tennis player, Rafael Nadal is among the top two contenders to win the win the first Major of the year – Australian Open. Another contender is certainly Serbian tennis ace, Novak Djokovic, who is the second seeded player of the tournament, behind Nadal.

Jan 14, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

Faster courts will ruin Melbourne spectacle: Toni Nadal

Rafa Nadal`s uncle and coach Toni joined the world number one on Monday in criticising Melbourne Park`s faster hardcourts which, he felt, will ruin the spectacle for the Australian Open fans.

Jan 13, 2014, 19:11 PM IST

Australian Open: Of tennis legends and their star wards

With the onset of season-opening Grand Slam at the Melbourne Park, some of the sports legends will also make their own comebacks of sorts.

Jan 13, 2014, 16:48 PM IST

Toni says `winning Oz Open` biggest challenge for Nadal in 2014

World No.1 Rafael Nadal`s coach and uncle Toni Nadal has said that winning the Australian Open would be the biggest challenge for the player in 2014.

Nov 29, 2013, 16:11 PM IST

Nadal`s attitude on grass slammed by coach following `shock` Wimbledon exit

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal`s uncle and coach has criticized his attitude after the 12-time Grand Slam champion suffered a shock first round exit from Wimbledon on Monday.

Jun 27, 2013, 13:59 PM IST

Nadal likely to sack coach Toni following US Open defeat to Djokovic

Spanish tennis Rafael Nadal has hinted that he may call time on his association with his coach and uncle Toni Nadal.

Sep 18, 2011, 20:54 PM IST

Nadal will return to action in Montreal, says coach

World number two Rafael Nadal will return to action at next week’s Montreal Masters event after a two-month lay off with injury, his coach and uncle Toni Nadal said on Monday.

Aug 04, 2009, 08:40 AM IST