Rafael Nadal Doesn’t Want To Talk About 2015 Anymore; Uncle Toni Says Rafa Can Still Win Slams!
by Tom Gainey | January 4th, 2016, 10:11 am

After winning the Abu Dhabi exo Saturday, Rafael Nadal said he doesn’t want to talk about his poor 2015 season anymore.

“I am not talking about the titles I won in 2013 or 2010,” Nadal told the Gulf News. “I don’t want to talk about 2015 anymore.

“We’re in 2016. I want to talk about today and what’s going on tomorrow.”

Nadal posted two wins in Abu Dhabi beating David Ferrer and then Milos Raonic in the Saturday final.

“I am playing well,” Nadal said. “I want to be better than what I was two months ago, three months ago, five months ago and I want to improve my level all the time.”

Nadal will travel to Doha to join Novak Djokovic for the first official ATP event of the season.

In an interview with ESPN.com before Abu Dhabi, coach Toni Nadal spoke about Rafa’s state of mind.

“Rafael is much more comfortable on the court now,” Uncle Toni said. “And in this moment, he thinks about what he needs to do, and then when he gets on the court that is what he does. For many months this year, he was thinking about what he wanted to do, about this or that, but then when he came on the court, he couldn’t do it. Now he can do it, and that’s good. It gives him the possibility to play well.”

And Uncle Toni still believes his nephew can win Slams.

“I think that he can win more Grand Slams,” said Uncle Toni. “He can win the Australian Open in January. And he can win Wimbledon, too. The last few years, Rafael arrives at Wimbledon and he loses early, and very fast. And, in Roland Garros, for sure, Rafael can win. In tennis, you need confidence to do things. It’s impossible to do anything without confidence.”

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3 Comments for Rafael Nadal Doesn’t Want To Talk About 2015 Anymore; Uncle Toni Says Rafa Can Still Win Slams!

J-Kath Says:

Don’t blame you Nadal.
Show don’t tell.

Extreme Tennis Says:

Thanks for this Post It’s really great to see new news from your website.
with all respect
Extreme Tennis Teams.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

Rafa can win a slam. If Stan, Roger or someone hot can take out Novak, Rafa in 2016 will be prepared to beat them. Now, getting that someone else to take out Novak is no easy thing, but Novak had losses last year, including one in a Slam. If it happens at the right time and comes together for Rafa, he can do it.

I believe Rafa will be at the Roger/Andy/Wawrinka level OR BETTER this year. The only difference is, I think Roger/Andy/Wawrinka can beat Novak on occasion. I don’t believe Rafa can, simply due to the lack of legs. His best is good enough to beat the rest, but his A-form is not going to be what it once was.

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