27 February 1961 |
|Coaching career (1990–present)|
Rafael Nadal (1990-present)
|Coachee Singles Titles total||60|
|Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total||8|
|List of notable tournaments
|Coaching awards and records|
List of career achievements by Rafael Nadal
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.
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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. Toni is said to be extremely modest, level-headed, down-to-earth and tries to instill these values and qualities in Rafael. His philosophy is that you can only achieve something with hard work and that there is always room for improvement. Nadal tries to develop character in Rafael because he knows that it could have a profound impact on results and motivation.
Toni Nadal has admitted to talking to Rafael Nadal during match play.
"Hablo con Rafel durante los partidos.Ya sé que no está muy permitido pero considero que a mi edad,tampoco tengo que esconderme"
which translates to
"I talk to Rafa during matches. I know that it’s not allowed, but I think that at my age I have nothing to hide."
- "The enigmatic Toni Nadal". October 21, 2008. Retrieved April 4, 2009.