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Crisstti 10-07-2012 06:20 PM

Toni Nadal: "Man coaches are too servile with the players"
 
Toni Nadal: "Many coaches are too servile with the players"

'Without wishing to criticize, I see there are coaches who are too servile to the players. I see they run to hand them the water bottle or run to string their racket . That is not the case with me".

'I see what some players answer to their coaches and I can't believe it. With Rafa, the relationship is well defined. I'm the uncle but on the court I'm the coach and I make the difference clear. That relationship was always clear. And the secret is I am passionate about his success".

“(Nadal) is a correct and well brought up kid, very obediente, who let himself be guided. Intensity is Rafa’s salient feature. It isn’t that he trains more, but he does do it with more intensity. To me, that is key to his level”.

“The mind is fundamental in tennis, because mistakes are punished. In football, you miss three passes and the score a goal and you can be the best player of the match. I taught Rafa that it isn’t like that in tennis, because you do pay (for mistakes)”.

“The mind is trained too, not only the body. Since he was a kid, I never allowed him any dejection gestures”.

“Anyone who thinks himself special is not right in the head”.

“My nephew plays well at tennis, but he doesn’t think he’s a special being or superior to others. He’s polite and has his feet on the ground. Rafa suffered a lot when his parents separated, he suffers if he has an argument with his girlfriend, like anyone else”.

About Argentinian players “Del Potro has huge potencial. An injury cut the good streak he has in 2010, but he’s a complete player and I highlight his serve and his forehand”.

About Juan Mónaco, one of the “two or three best friends” of Nadal in the circuit “he improved a lot this year, though he lacks ‘punch’ is key moments. Rafa is very hapy about the moment Pico is going through”.

David Nalbandián “is of the tennis players with most class in the whole circuit. His return is incredible and it’s a pleasure to watch him play, because of how complete he is”.

http://www.diariopopular.com.ar/nota...-los-tenistas-

RF20Lennon 10-07-2012 06:23 PM

Toni really made Rafa who he is today! but honestly he needs to back off!! Rafa is his own man stop owning him

Bartelby 10-07-2012 06:23 PM

Players tend to be capricious employers, but you can't always sack a relative nor treat them as hired help.

nethawkwenatchee 10-07-2012 06:40 PM

I liked unkle Toni's synopsis of Nalbandián:

“is of the tennis players with most class in the whole circuit. His return is incredible and it’s a pleasure to watch him play, because of how complete he is”

It's true Nalbandian is solid, from the ground up. If it weren't for several unfortunate injuries throughout his career... who knows, maybe hall of fame?

Mike Sams 10-07-2012 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by nethawkwenatchee (Post 6941649)
I liked unkle Toni's synopsis of Nalbandián:

“is of the tennis players with most class in the whole circuit. His return is incredible and it’s a pleasure to watch him play, because of how complete he is”

It's true Nalbandian is solid, from the ground up. If it weren't for several unfortunate injuries throughout his career... who knows, maybe hall of fame?

Nalbandian failed even before the injuries. Injuries didn't keep him from winning. His mind and lack of motivation did him in.

Zildite 10-07-2012 07:08 PM

With his coaching style, I thought it might be the player that becomes too servile…if he thinks that is possible.

RAFA2005RG 10-07-2012 08:07 PM

If Federer had the mindset of Rafa he'd have won more than 7 Wimbledons in his 14 attempts. Federer would have been headed for the greatness of Rafa, as Rafa has won 7 of 8 Roland Garros titles and is on the way to something unbelievable in 5 years time.

Prisoner of Birth 10-07-2012 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG (Post 6941734)
If Federer had the mindset of Rafa he'd have won more than 7 Wimbledons in his 14 attempts. Federer would have been headed for the greatness of Rafa, as Rafa has won 7 of 8 Roland Garros titles and is on the way to something unbelievable in 5 years time.

:-|

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leroy_sunset 10-07-2012 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Crisstti (Post 6941616)
David Nalbandián “is of the tennis players with most class in the whole circuit. His return is incredible and it’s a pleasure to watch him play, because of how complete he is”.

http://youtu.be/-qEFvFWKKNA

Super classy. And his "explanation" was even better: http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/156083.html

Prisoner of Birth 10-07-2012 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by leroy_sunset (Post 6941787)
http://youtu.be/-qEFvFWKKNA

Super classy. And his "explanation" was even better: http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/156083.html

He was referring to Nalbandian's "classy style of play". Disagree with that if you will.

sbengte 10-07-2012 10:02 PM

Title made me think Tony recommends woman coaches :neutral:

smoledman 10-07-2012 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by leroy_sunset (Post 6941787)
http://youtu.be/-qEFvFWKKNA

Super classy. And his "explanation" was even better: http://www.espn.co.uk/tennis/sport/story/156083.html

Sad that one horrible incident will be Nalbandian's epitaph instead of how he dominated Federer in the early career, won the 2005 YEC and the 2007 indoor domination.

Prisoner of Birth 10-07-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by sbengte (Post 6941802)
Title made me think Tony recommends woman coaches :neutral:

:) I thought the same before I opened the thread.

nereis 10-08-2012 03:47 AM

Just about any other sport in the world the coach is king and everyone knows it.

Tennis is unique in this regard and it is a function of the lesser importance of national prestige in our sport.

Rozroz 10-08-2012 03:49 AM

very interesting stuff OP, thanks.

thejackal 10-08-2012 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth (Post 6941790)
He was referring to Nalbandian's "classy style of play". Disagree with that if you will.

think Toni was talking about "class" like in the sense that it's used to describe football/soccer players - purely in terms of style of play and talent

vive le beau jeu ! 10-08-2012 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Crisstti (Post 6941616)
“The mind is trained too, not only the body. Since he was a kid, I never allowed him any dejection

now this is indeed a well-trained golden pitbull puppy...

VPhuc tennis fan 10-08-2012 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG (Post 6941734)
If Federer had the mindset of Rafa he'd have won more than 7 Wimbledons in his 14 attempts. Federer would have been headed for the greatness of Rafa, as Rafa has won 7 of 8 Roland Garros titles and is on the way to something unbelievable in 5 years time.

Here we go...

VPhuc tennis fan 10-08-2012 08:50 AM

Uncle Toni has a good point. Hard to yell at somebody who writes you the paycheck, and can kick you out of the door the minute you yell at him. Tricky relationship. Uncle Toni has one more advantage. Uncle.

RF20Lennon 10-08-2012 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by VPhuc tennis fan (Post 6942315)
Uncle Toni has a good point. Hard to yell at somebody who writes you the paycheck, and can kick you out of the door the minute you yell at him. Tricky relationship. Uncle Toni has one more advantage. Uncle.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!


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