Felix Auger-Aliassime to work with Toni Nadal

Felix Auger-Aliassime said Toni, uncle and long-time coach to Rafael Nadal, would start working with him ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters which starts on April 11.

"Our work ethic really aligns so for me that's a great thing and I'm glad he's part of my project," Felix Auger-Aliassime said ahead of his association with Toni Nadal.   -  Getty Images

Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime has added Toni Nadal to his coaching team ahead of the European claycourt swing, the 20-year-old confirmed on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters via Zoom, the world number 22 said Toni, uncle and long-time coach to 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, would start working with him ahead of the Monte Carlo Masters which starts on April 11.

"I will be working with Toni starting from this tournament," Auger-Aliassime, who is coached by Frederic Fontang, said.

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"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," the player from Canada added.

"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 tennis 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.