In an interview to RTVE Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach spoke about the Spanish player’s upcoming wedding with his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello. The 58-year-old said: “I live it as any other relative. I live it in a totally normal way.
It will be a great day for him and everything goes very well.” Toni also spoke about an ATP event being introduced on the calendar tour in Mallorca: “It’s surprising that there is a non clay-court tournament in Spain. But for a long time Edwin Weindorfer, owner of the E-Motion company, took the decision to come to Mallorca with a WTA event, which was moved to Berlin, and now they are trying to hold a great event on grass and the expectations are very good.
I am very happy because as a person involved in the world of sports, it’s a great news for Spain in general. Now we have Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca. Hopefully we will have a nice amount of crowd and that this tournament stays here for many years, which would be important for the Spanish players.
It has an almost one million prize money. Rafael is happy that there is a tournament here, that Mallorca keeps supporting tennis.” On Feliciano Lopez being the first player confirmed for Mallorca Open, Toni added: “It’s very important to start with a player who is very good in terms of charisma.
He is the defending champion of Queen’s, we are happy to count on him and hopefully he will have a great run.”