Rafael Nadal reveals Uncle Toni apologized after questioning the Spaniard's fight with an injury: & # 39; I am number 1 or 2 in the world and it is hard to be where I am an injured person & # 39;
- Rafael Nadal is busy preparing to start his European clay press season this week
- Out in Monte Carlo, world no. 2 revealed that his uncle Toni has apologized
- Toni is a long-time coach, but questions Nadal's health in a recent interview
- But now it seems that the couple has resolved their differences about the comments
Rafael Nadal has revealed that his uncle and old coach Toni apologize after giving an interview that caused serious fears about his physical health.
Earlier this month, his hugely influential family member El Pais said that his cousin, who has had more knee problems this year, & # 39; is not a tennis player, but an injured person playing tennis & # 39 ;.
Nadal, who is opening his European clay court campaign at the Rolex Monte Carlo Open this week, spoke Monday and said that Toni had sought him to clear the air.
Rafael Nadal has received an excuse from Uncle Toni after recent comments about injuries
Toni Nadal told the Spanish media that his cousin is just & # 39; an injured person playing tennis & # 39;
& # 39; He apologized to me. He came to court and felt sorry for it & # 39 ;, said the 11-time French Open champion.
& # 39; Toni wanted to say it in a positive way because of course I had a lot of problems and he said it has a lot of value what he does for all the problem he had.
& # 39; Toni has business conferences every week, so when you talk a lot, you sometimes make mistakes. And it is normal, I make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes.
They have had a long, successful relationship and see winning the 2017 French Open
& # 39; And of course it was a mistake for him and he came to me and he felt sorry for him because he was a bit too dramatic.
& # 39; I am No. 1 or 2 in the world and it is hard to be where I am an injured person. Of course I have more problems than almost the rest of my competitors, but I managed it well. & # 39;
Toni Nadal has been an almost constant in his career, but has relapsed day-to-day coaching from the Spanish great, who said his knees improved again since missing the Miami Open.
Nadal added that he had been happy to see Tiger Woods win the Masters and empathize with all the physical struggles he experienced.
Nadal praised his & # 39; favorite sportsman & # 39; Tiger Woods, after he had won the 2019 Masters
& # 39; It's great. He has probably been my favorite sportsman in the world for a long time, & he said. & # 39; I am a big fan of him. It was tough years for him and I can't be happier about yesterday's victory.
& # 39; You imagine the whole process and the hard work he had to do to be back on a golf course.
& # 39; It's so hard, all the things he did. To finally win a grand slam – especially with Augusta, probably his favorite – means everything to him. & # 39;
Nadal has a difficult first game in what is the first major event of the European clay season, facing fellow countryman Roberto Bautista Agut as he tries to maintain his traditional dominance during this period of the year.
Nadal starts his campaign in Monte Carlo against his fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut