Stuttgart, July 11 2014th – Uncle Toni « El Tio » Nadal and succesful coach of the 14 time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, announced during today’s press conference that there would be a chance that his nephew could take part of the first grass tournament at the Stuttgart Mercedes Cup in 2015.
« To get an optimal preparation for Wimbledon you need good relationships but also courts ! And the courts here are very similar to the courts in Wimbledon. I‘m going to tell Rafael, how good the conditions are here« .
The tournament Director Edwin Weindorfer couldn’t hide a smile on his face but kept his feet on the ‘grass’.
« Of course, it is a very good sign, when Toni agrees with an appearance by Rafael Nadal at the MercedesCup. But in addition to the sporting aspects, we have to take also the economic interests into account. And this has to be discussed with his manager Carlos Costa ».
Rafa Nadal, double champion at the Mercedes Cup in 2005 and 2007 is still unsure about his next year’s schedule after the clay season.