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Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Spaniard Rafael Nadal, believes that 2017 was a turning point in the confrontation between his ward and Roger Federer. The words of the specialist reports Tennis World USA:
“Before the game Federer was not a secret for Rafa. It was easier for him to play with Roger than Djokovic. It was not until a painful defeat in Melbourne in 2017. Federer then presented a new tactic, which immediately brought him the title in the tournament “Grand slam”. He again became an example to all.
In 35 years, Roger managed to improve, in 2017 he was better than Rafa. But do not forget about the psychological stability of Rafa”.
Recall that Nadal had surgery on the ankle injury which prematurely ended the season.
Earlier it became known that the Spaniard started to restore in his Academy in Mallorca.