Rafael Nadal is chasing a historic 10th French Open title in Paris, but nothing will ever come close to trying to win his second.
Under Toni’s guidance, Rafael has won 72 titles, including 14 grand slam championships. Nadal’s breakthrough was when he won the French Open in 2005 in his first appearance at Roland Garros at the age of 19.
But the partnership with his uncle, one of the most successful and longest in tennis, will come to an end.
A father of three young children and now the director of the Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy on the Spanish island of Mallorca, Toni Nadal will hand over the reigns to former French Open winner Carlos Moya as head coach next year.
Moya, who joined the Nadal coaching set-up this season, had a slightly different take on the hunt for title No. 10.
After 16 years on the road with his nephew, Toni Nadal said he’s looking forward to spending more time at home in Mallorca with his wife and three young children.
When asked what results would make him most happy this year, he said: “To be healthy, and to play very well here. It’s very important.”