Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach, Toni Nadal, said he expected the world No 2 to retire within the next three years.
During the pre-tournament press conference in Monte Carlo, Rafa revealed he received an apology from his uncle.
He apologised to me. He came to the court and felt sorry for that.
Toni wanted to say it in a positive way because of course I had many issues and he said it has a lot of value what he is doing for all the problem that he had.
But it’s not about an interview. Toni has conferences for companies every week so when you talk a lot sometimes you make mistakes.
And it’s normal, I make mistakes, everybody makes mistakes. And of course it was a mistake for him, and he came to me and he felt sorry for that because he was a little bit over dramatic.
Rafa understood where Toni was coming from as he admitted his own injury concerns.
I’m number one or two in the world and it’s difficult to be where I am being an injured person. Of course I have more problems than almost the rest of my competitors but I was able to manage it well.