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SHOCK AS UNCLE TONI SNUBS NOVAK DJOKOVIC: RAFA NADAL WOULD’VE ALREADY WON TENNIS’ GOAT DEBATE WITHOUT HIS INJURIES

Rafa Nadal, according to his uncle Toni, would have already won the GOAT discussion in tennis, beating out Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. At the Australian Open, Nadal won his 21st Grand Slam championship, taking the lead in the majors for the first time, but his uncle believes it was long overdue. If not Nadal, Toni believes Federer is the tennis player who has accomplished “the most.”

Toni, on the other hand, confessed that he believes Roger Federer, a fellow great, has made the most overall contribution to the game.

Toni’s remarks will undoubtedly be interpreted by some as a dig at Novak Djokovic, who many believe is the best male player in the game’s history.

“It is really difficult today to define who is the best,” Toni stated in an interview with the Manana Sylvestre radio show.
Is it the player who achieves the highest level of play, the Grand Slam record, or the most titles?

“If my nephew hadn’t been so wounded, he would have been the best, but I don’t think there’s much of a difference between Federer and Djokovic, even if Federer has accomplished the most.”

Toni made it obvious that he had little sympathy for Djokovic’s ordeal in Australia, where he was deported due to a dispute over his Covid-19 immunization status.

“It’s unfortunate that this should happen to the world’s number one, but there are regulations that must be followed whether you like it or not,” he remarked. Nobody enjoys paying taxes, yet it is unavoidable.”

Toni coached his nephew from the time he was a young boy until 2017, when he stood down and handed over the position to Carlos Moya, a fellow Majorcan.

It’s no wonder, therefore, that he’s both proud of Rafa’s accomplishments and a cautionary note for those who believe his time in the game is coming to an end.

“When people ask me how Rafael is capable of doing it, I tell them that he has been used to it since he was a kid, where every training session and ball was significant, and that mindset improves you day by day,” he said.

“He’s doing great and can’t wait to go back on the field.”

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