Rafael Nadal is still one of tennis best players at the age of 36.
He is now getting well after suffering a hip injury at the Australian Open.
Uncle Toni has cleared the situation by explaining his nephew’s viewpoint.
Former tennis coach Uncle Toni provided an update on Rafael Nadal’s tennis career.
Nadal is still one of tennis’ best players at the age of 36, and he poses a significant danger in every match that he plays. However, after last year’s Wimbledon, the Spaniard’s form has declined as a result of various illnesses, and he has only won two of his previous 11 matches.
The sixth-ranked player in the world is now getting well after suffering a hip injury at the Australian Open. While rumours about the future of the world’s sixth-ranked player continue, Uncle Toni cleared the situation by explaining his nephew’s viewpoint.
“He knows that his career, whatever he does from here on out, has been a great one,” the 61-year-old told EFE.
“For now it’s just about making the effort to continue, as he has been doing for a long time now. The word ‘retirement’ is not on Rafa’s mind.”
Novak Djokovic took advantage of the opportunity to win a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam at the Australian Open last month.
With both players vying for a record-breaking 23rd victory, this sets up an exciting matchup between the great Spaniard and the Serbian at the French Open.
Nadal has suffered numerous ailments over the past 12 months.
However, Toni believes that if Nadal can regain full fitness and play a full clay-court season by the time Roland Garros rolls around, he has a solid chance of winning a 15th title there and surpassing the Grand Slam record.
“He is still in good form and, if he is in the right condition, he’ll continue. For now, he needs to rest and recover for three or four more weeks. It’ll be difficult because Djokovic is fresher than him. He’ll have a chance at Roland-Garros, so we’ll see,” he said.
“Ultimately, it’ll be a complicated fight against a great champion like Djokovic. He knows that his career, whatever he does from here on out, has been a great one.
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