Toni Nadal: “A Guy Like Roger Federer Still Needs to Train”

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Rafael Nadal’s former coach and uncle, Toni Nadal reveal the problems with the new generation of players on the tour. The Spaniard coach suggested that the Next-Gen players should be patient as there are many ways to be successful.

The 58-year-old explained that success comes in its own time as he gave an example of his nephew, Rafael Nadal, and other players. He explicated, “You have to know that there is not only just one way to make a breakthrough. For example, Rafael did it quickly but there are other players who reached this level in a slower way, and those people did well too.”

Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal further advice the young players to work hard and not get frustrated when things do not go down according to their plans.

“You do not have to feel frustrated right forward,” he said. “I think it’s a problem in our current society. Players quickly get frustrated when things do not go too well. Expecting that things go well and quick is not easy. You have to be available to do everything you have to in order to get to success.”

Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal also gave an example of Roger Federer and explained that some people need to train less some needs to train longer in order to get success. However, even a player like Roger Federer needs to train.

He further continued, “It’s something simple but there are many people who are not able to do it. A guy like Roger Federer still needs to train for an hour and a half to be good, while another guy will have to train longer.”

Toni also commented on how the game has evolved over the years, “Before, in order to win a point, you had to work more, prepare the play well. All of this requires a big technical and mental work, and that’s what you see less.”