For a very long time, Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal was coached by his uncle, Toni. He introduced Rafa to the sport at the young of three and went on to mentor him till he was 31.
During this time, Toni Nadal went to many matches with his nephew and fans thought his demeanor was always very serious. In a recent interview, he was asked whether he was as serious in private as he was in public. He replied by saying,
“I’m not particularly serious. Djokovic or Federer made me tense and serious when we played against them; if not, I am not.”
Recently, Nadal competed at the Paris Masters which was one of the titles he had never won before. He reached the semi-final of the event where he faced Alexander Zverev. The German played some amazing tennis and beat him 6-4, 7-5.
Now, Rafa is looking for redemption at the last event of 2020 – the ATP Finals. Like the Paris Masters, Nadal has never won this tournament. If he does triumph there, he will get his hands on an incredible achievement – the Career Super Slam.
This is achieved by completing the Career Golden Slam and by winning the ATP Finals. The only person to have achieved this is Andre Agassi, and Rafa will definitely be looking to join him. It will be tough as the ATP Finals features the best of the best. However, we can expect Nadal to do his best and overcome this challenge with flying colors.