Rafael Nadal unsure over coaching role

Having played at the highest echelon and succeeded for so long, is he mulling a career in coaching - grooming the next Nadal under his tutelage? The 31-year-old remains non-committed.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is unsure if he will venture into coaching after retirement.   -  Getty Images

He's No.1 in the world rankings. He still astounds his opponents with brute-strength and pace. However, there's no denying that Rafael Nadal has entered the twilight of an illustrious career and there will be questions abound over what's next for the Spanish star once he hangs his boots. 

Having played at the highest echelon and succeeded for so long, is he mulling a career in coaching - grooming the next Nadal under his tutelage? The 31-year-old remains non-committed. ‘I do not know if I would be a good coach or not,’ he told El Espanol.

"At the moment I do not ask, but I do not say no because there are many players who said they would never be coaches and then they are here," he said adding,"Right now I do not see myself, another thing is to see me in the academy helping the kids daily and playing with them. You never know what may happen in the future."

Nadal, who has a tennis academy in Mallorca, said, "I see myself more in the academy, instead of travelling for several weeks with a player. In five or 10 years we will see."

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