Has ANYONE sighted this creature sitting in ANY other position? Or is this how coaching from the sideline looks?
Posted by tennisplanet on May 6, 2010
-Toni has three brothers including Sebastian Nadal and Miguel Angel Nadal and a sister.
-Sebastian Nadal is Rafael Nadal’s father and owns and manages his own restaurant and window glass company and Miguel Angel, known as the “Beast of Barcelona,” is a retired professional football player who played for RCD Mallorca, FC Barcelona, and Spain’s national team in the 1994, 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups.
-Toni Nadal studied history at the university level.
-He also has three children of his own.
-Nadal introduced tennis to his nephew Rafael Nadal at the young age of four and taught him to play left-handed even though Rafael was naturally right-handed because Toni said it would benefit his double-handed backhand.
-Toni trained Rafael on poor courts with bad tennis balls, just to teach Rafael that winning or losing isn’t about playing with good balls or courts or strings or lights but it’s about attitude, discipline, and perspective.
-Uncle Toni even makes Rafael do his own laundry, string his own rackets, and doesn’t cater to his nephew’s every wish and command like most coaches, thus giving Nadal a ruthlessness and tenacity to win at all costs that few players are able to achieve.
-During Rafael’s matches, Nadal is highly recognizable as the man who wears an Iberostar hat, one of the foundations that the Nadal family endorses. He collaborates with Iberostar Foundation in order to help the social integration of children and disabled children from the Balearic Islands.