Toni Nadal, the uncle & coach of Rafael Nadal, during practices at the 2015 Aegon Championships in London
27 February 1961 |
|Coaching career (1990–present)|
Rafael Nadal (1990–present)
|Coachee Singles Titles total||67|
|Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total||9|
|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. Toni Nadal is the uncle and coach of tennis player Rafael Nadal and the older brother of Spanish footballer Miguel Nadal. As of 2013, he is the most successful coach in the history of tennis, winning 14 Grand Slam titles with Rafael Nadal.
Toni Nadal trained Rafael on poor courts with bad tennis balls in an effort 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 Nadal has described his coaching style as 'hard', explaining that he occasional puts too much pressure on Rafael, but that he does so because he wants him to succeed.
Success as a coach
Since June 9, 2013, when Rafael Nadal won his 12th Grand Slam title defeating David Ferrer in the Roland Garros final in Paris, Toni Nadal assumed sole possession of the top position on the history of tennis with 12 Grand Slam title as a coach. He broke a tie with Lennart Bergelin who coached Bjorn Borg reaching 11 Grand Slam titles between 1974–1981. Solidifying his lead on the coaches' rank list, Toni Nadal has currently 14 Grand Slam titles with his nephew.
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