Via Nike Tennis June 20 #ENDLESSTENNIS Open Challenge 9: Favorite Fan You didn't get where you are by yourself. Today's challenge is all about knowing that behind every great player is an even better team of supporters. Has your coach pushed you further than you thought you could go? Has your best friend or parent been to every match you've ever had? Whoever it may be, they've supported you through it all and shaped your game; it's time to give them some love.
Toni Nadal, coach and uncle to World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, discussed the upcoming year for his nephew as well as their goals in the season. Nadal mentioned that their priority is to win the Australian Open, as that would place Rafa in league with Rod Laver as the only other player to win each of the Grand Slams twice. "The challenge in 2014 will be to win Australia, because it would achieve something only Rod Laver did, which is twice winning the four [Grand Slams],” Toni Nadal said.
Rafael Nadal secured a return to World #2 with victory in the Final of the Cincinnati Masters v American John Isner. Rafa also Clinched the US Open Series Bonus Challenge Title & will be eligible to win an additional $1 Million Dollars if Rafa wins the US Open in 2013. 8/21/13 #VamosRAFA