Toni Nadal explains Rafa’s forfeit and draws a comparison between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner

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Toni Nadal explains Rafa’s forfeit and makes a comparison between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner

Rafael Nadal will not play the Masters 1000 on clay in Monte Carlo, and this has tennis fans very concerned, who now see the end of the career for the Majorcan star, who will be 38 years old at the beginning of June, as near.

Explaining Rafa’s forfeit in the Principality was his uncle Toni, who è been his coach for many years, in an interview with AS, taken up by Eurosport’s Italian website: "He still hasn’t recovered, he has some discomfort when serving, otherwise he has no problems”.

"Roland Garros is approaching in stride, and you either go 100% or you don’t”, continued Uncle Toni, who reveals that Rafa’s participation in the Barcelona and Madrid tournaments is also in doubt: "I don’t know what he decidesà with respect to the tournaments in Spain, I haven’t followed him closely for years. When we meet I ask him how he is, but not the details of his schedule. I hope he can be well, because é è necessary to make a good Roland Garros".

Goal for the Olympics? "If he recovers and is well I think he can win a medal. È difficult, clear, but canò not be discarded as a possible medal". Finally, Toni Nadal expresses an opinion on who is better between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner: "I see Carlitos a little bit better than Jannik, and that is why I consider him the main candidate for the number one ranking".

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