Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, has spoken about the Spanish tennis player and his immediate plans.
Even though the 22-time Grand Slam champion has been suffering injury issues, which hurt him during the Australian Open, Toni Nadal believes his nephew will rest up and then get back to work.
“He is still in good form and, if he is in the right condition, he’ll continue,” Toni Nadal told EFE.
“For now, he needs to rest and recover for three or four more weeks.
Nadal vs Djokovic: Roland-Garros will be key
With Novak Djokovic having pulled level with Nadal on 22 Grand Slam titles, the Spaniard’s uncle believes it’ll be difficult, but not impossible, to finish his career with more majors than the Serbian.
“It’ll be difficult because Djokovic is fresher than him,” Toni Nadal said.
“He’ll have a chance at Roland-Garros, so we’ll see.
“Ultimately, it’ll be a complicated fight against a great champion like Djokovic.
“He knows that his career, whatever he does from here on out, has been a great one.
“For now it’s just about making the effort to continue, as he has been doing for a long time now.
“The word ‘retirement’ is not on Rafa‘s mind.”