Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach Toni Nadal will join Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime’s coaching team ahead of the claycourt swing.
The 20-year-old confirmed that Toni Nadal will start working with him ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters, set to begin on April 11.
“I will be working with Toni starting from this tournament,” Auger-Aliassime said during a press conference via Zoom.
The world number 22 said Nadal is currently coached by Frederic Fontang, said.
“We also had the chance to work with him and Fred and the rest of my team in Mallorca in December but officially starting our relationship now.
“Our values and work ethic really aligns so for me that’s a great thing personally and I’m glad he’s part of my project and hopefully we can do great things in the future.”
Nadal, 60, announced in 2017 he was standing down as his nephew’s coach after more than a decade on the road.
He now runs the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca.
Nadal, who is tied with Roger Federer for the most number of Grand Slams (20), has worked with former French Open champion Carlos Moya since his uncle stepped down.