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Here's what Toni Nadal doesn't like about Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach thinks Federer is too fast a player

Prabhjeet Sethi @SinghOfGudTimes 20 May 2018, 2:21 PM
Roger Federer will return to action at the Mercedes Cup in June

Roger Federer will return to action at the Mercedes Cup in June Image: Twitter

There’s hardly anything to dislike about Roger Federer. But Rafael Nadal’s coach, Toni Nadal, has a point to make.

In an interview to the Spanish news agency EFE, Toni, who also happens to be Rafael's uncle, praised the 36-year-old Swiss legend but said that he is too fast when he plays.

“I like how Roger Federer hits the ball and his talent, even if I don't like the fast way he goes,” said Toni.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is down with fitness concerns and nagging injuries. But that hardly stopped Toni from heaping praise on the former world No. 1.

Rafael's coach Toni Nadal

Rafael's coach Toni Nadal Image: Twitter

Calling him almost unbeatable, Toni said, “I like to see Novak Djokovic when he plays very well, it seems to me almost unbeatable.”

Recently, Rafael had blamed Federer for avoiding him on clay after the Swiss international opted not to play the French Open.

"He (Federer) says he will love to play against me again in best-of-five sets on clay. He said that a couple of days ago, and I thought he would play (at) Roland Garros. Then a few days later he says he will not play in one event, so there's a little bit of controversy with that," Rafael had said last month.

Federer will return to the court at the Mercedes Cup in June. And we hope to see a Rafa-Roger showdown in Wimbledon 2018. #FingersCrossed

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