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, Aegon Championships, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Toni Nadal, the uncle & coach of Rafael Nadal, during practices at the 2015 Aegon Championships in London
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1961-02-27) 27 February 1961 (age 54)
Manacor, Mallorca
Coaching career (1990–present)
Rafael Nadal (1990–present)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 67
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 9
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

Career Golden Slam (Nadal)
Australian Open (Nadal)
9x French Open (Nadal)
2x Wimbledon (Nadal)
2x US Open (Nadal)
Olympic Gold Medal (Nadal)
27x ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (Nadal)
4x Davis Cup (Nadal)

Coaching awards and records

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.

Coaching style[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

Success as a coach[edit]

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 under his belt with his nephew.[3][4]


1 Held as Hamburg Masters (clay) until 2008, Madrid Masters (clay) 2009–present.
2 Held as Madrid Masters (indoor hardcourt) from 2002–08, Shanghai Masters (outdoor hardcourt) 2009–present.
* Did not participate in the 2008 Davis Cup Final.