World No.2 Rafael Nadal concluded the 2020 season with significant records under his name. Mainly, Spaniard clinched his 13th crown at Roland Garros amidst unfavoured conditions. And, Rafa equalled Roger Federer’ Grand Slam record tally of 20 titles.
At the same time, the 34-years-old unfortunately lost the opportunity to claim his first-ever trophy at the ATP Finals last week. Eventual champion Daniil Medvedev defeated Rafael Nadal before reaching final in the three sets.
However, Toni Nadal, the former coach and uncle of Rafael Nadal, has recently assessed his nephew’s 2020 season.
In addition to this, the 59-years-old said, “Rafael could not culminate a magnificent season with the finishing touch that would mean crowning himself a teacher of teachers.”
“Roland Garros and In London Makes Me Hope”: Toni Nadal
Rafael Nadal ended this season following a champion at the Acapulco Open and Roland Garros and seven times ranked in second place( 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2020).
Reflecting on 2020 season, Toni continued, “When it comes to taking stock of this strange year, the assessment has to be clearly positive. Raising the Musketeers’ Cup for the thirteenth time amply justifies this appreciation.”
While Nadal successfully defended his title for the fourth time at the French Open, he managed to reach a semifinal of the ATP Finals for first-ever since 2015.
Speaking about Rafa’s accomplishment at the French Open and ATP World Finals and the upcoming season, the famous coach said, “The game exhibited both at Roland Garros and in London makes me hope to see him face a difficult but exciting season in 2021, in which he will once again have exciting opportunities.”