‘Look at what he has won!’ Toni Nadal Credits Novak Djokovic For Enduring a Tough Upbringing

Uncle Toni applauds Novak Djokovic for overcoming a tough upbringing to become a champion.

Toni Nadal praises Novak Djokovic

Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal‘s longtime coach, and uncle spoke with La Vanguardia, a renowned Spanish newspaper, about a number of subjects. Uncle Toni spoke about how much a player’s upbringing influences their future potential shortly before discussing his nephew’s persistent foot problem.

The larger part of the conversation focused on his journey with Rafael, but he referenced Djokovic and Federer here and there and made a comment regarding Djokovic’s upbringing, and how it plays a crucial part. 

Toni Nadal was asked for his perspective on the significance of a good upbringing, having assisted his nephew in winning 15 of his 21 Grand Slam championships. In his statement, the star coach drew a parallel between Djokovic and Nadal’s formative years, suggesting that the Serb had achieved tremendous success despite his family not having the same tools for his son’s upbringing as the Nadal family.

‘Nadal family is normal and always has been’: Toni Nadal

Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal
Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal

On Monday, sports journalist Sam Street tweeted a statement from Toni Nadal on Serbian star Novak Djokovic. Toni’s statement reads, “Many say that to win you need a good environment. Well, allow me to question it. Look at what Djokovic has won when his environment is what it is. In any case, the Nadal family is normal and always has been.”

To emphasize how privileged the Spanish bull’s household was, he further cited his brother Miguel Angel, who was a first-team player for F.C. Barcelona in the 1990s.

The United Arab Emirates officially granted Djokovic admittance to the Dubai Tennis Championships this month after a long and winding road of controversy around his vaccination stand. He defeated Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets in the first round, 6-3 6-3, and will face Karen Khachanov in the round of 16.

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