One day it had to happen. It was known since the draw for the Roland Garros draws, that by ranking it was possible that Rafa Nadal will meet Felix Auger-Aliassime21-year-old Canadian and nine in the world, who has been advised by his uncle and former coach, Toni Nadal, for some time. It will happen today (around 4:00 p.m.) at the Philippe Chatrier, and the Balearic coach will not be in the box of any of the players. You will see it from another part of the stands. And he won’t give the Montreal tennis player any specific advice on how to beat his nephew either.
“I don’t know if I need information on how Rafa plays. I think we all know what he does well. I don’t think Toni will tell me anything new about how he plays. If there were secrets to beating him, he wouldn’t have won 13 times here, would he?”Felix said with a laugh after beating Krajinovic. “Toni will watch from a neutral spot and enjoy the game. LNadal’s career and what he did with it is much bigger than this match. That will not change,” he added. Yesterday, Toni was in his training, together with the main coach of Auger-Aliassime, the Frenchman Frédéric Fontang.
Nadal is clear that this coincidence is not a problem for him: “I can’t thank you enough for all the things you did for me over the years. I have no problem with any position I’m in. I want the best for him, and he the best for me. We are family more than anything else. So he’s not just my uncle. He is more than that.” Rafa, who trained yesterday in the midst of great expectation with Moyá and Marc López, encouraged Madrid at the Stade de France at night, just like Alcaraz. If he advances, his rival in the quarterfinals could be Djokovic, as long as the Serbian wins (13:00) against the Argentine Schwartzman.
Roland Garros ATP Draw Results