Toni Nadal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Nadal and the second or maternal family name is Homar.
Toni Nadal
Toni Nadal.jpg
Toni Nadal, the uncle & coach of Rafael Nadal, during practices at 2006 U.S. Open
Country Spain
Born (1961-02-27) 27 February 1961 (age 53)
Manacor, Mallorca
Coaching career (1990–present)
Rafael Nadal (1990-present)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 64
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 8
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)
Coaching awards and records
Records

Antonio "Toni" Nadal Homar (born 27 February 1961 in Manacor, Mallorca) is a Spanish tennis coach. Nadal is the uncle and coach of tennis player Rafael Nadal and the older brother of Spanish footballer Miguel Nadal.

Coaching style[edit]

Toni trained Rafael on poor courts with bad tennis balls, just to teach Rafael that winning or losing is not about the quality of courts, strings, lights or balls but that it is about attitude, discipline and perspective.[1] Toni is said to be extremely modest, level-headed, down-to-earth and tries to instill these values and qualities in Rafael.[1] His philosophy is that you can only achieve something with hard work and that there is always room for improvement.[1] Nadal tries to develop character in Rafael because he knows that it could have a profound impact on results and motivation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The enigmatic Toni Nadal". October 21, 2008. Retrieved April 4, 2009.