Rafael Nadal bids emotional farewell to Frances Roig

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Tennis News: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has announced that he has parted ways with long-time coach Francis Roig.

The former world number 1 has revealed that the collaboration between the two came to an end at the end of the 2022 season. Roig coached the tennis player when he was quite young and was coming out as a fully professional coach for the first time alongside Toni Nadal.

Toni has established himself as one of the best tennis players and he is now collaborating with a young Canadian tennis player, Felix Auger Aliassime.

The tennis player is yet to announce who will replace Roig before the 2023 season. He has won 22 Grand Slam titles while working with Roig.

Saying goodbye via Twitter, the Australian Open champion said Roig would be the one to go ahead with the tennis player wishing her success with her new project.

“I want to inform you that Francis Roig has left the team,” Nadal wrote. “Francis was an important figure in my career and I am very grateful to him for this time and for his friendship. When we started working together I was young and together with my uncle, Toni, we started doing tournaments ATP.

“Francis is a great coach who knows tennis very well and helps me a lot to improve and improve. I have nothing but words of gratitude and I wish him all the best for his new project.

The coach is in awe of the 2022 French Open champion and although he knows the tennis player better than anyone, at least on the court, he is still often surprised by her actions.

“Being by his side, watching everything, you can’t stop thinking that the limit he has is so high,” Roig told the ATP website.

“I used to talk to him about numbers and he was always guessing the low numbers. It seems like he expects to have a good career, but not as spectacular as he has shown so far. “

“One thing I respect the most about Rafa is his humility, his ability to keep listening and improving, or being able to pick up a few points with a few weapons because he’s not playing his best game. Then he has had something really good in the tournament.

“When he finds his game, he rarely loses. And consistency over the seasons without leaving the top 10 of the ranking. Even when she struggles, when she finds it difficult to compete mentally, she is one of the players who has not left the top 10.

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