According to an article on an Italian tennis website, 2017 will be the last season Uncle Toni travels with his nephew Rafael Nadal on the tour.
“This is my last season with Rafa, and since next year I will not continue to Rafa and I will dedicate exclusively to our academy in Manacor,” Toni was quoted as saying to Il Tennis Italiano.
However, Nadal turns 31 in early June and with 15 years of pro tennis already on his weary body, Uncle Toni’s departure is yet another signal to the end.
Toni has been beside Rafa for virtually every event since Day 1 at age 17.
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