"Toni did FAA dirty": Fans react to Felix Auger-Aliassime announcing no presence of Toni Nadal in coaching staff 'until further notice'

Monday, 06 May 2024 at 23:14
Fans on social media believe that Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime should not stay in touch with the uncle of former world number one Rafael Nadal’s uncle, Toni Nadal after he has not travelled with him to the Madrid Open. The 23-year-old suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final of the ATP 1000 event in the Spanish capital to Russia’s Andrey Rublev with a score of 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Talking after the match, Auger-Aliassime revealed that Toni, who has been working with him since 2021 when he was just 20 years old, is not going to be a part of his coaching staff ‘until further notice’. "Until further notice, Toni, we’re still in touch but he’s not like actively part of the team like travelling and with me," he said. "But he was always a good voice, good [to] add let’s say somebody from the outside that has experience. But he’s not actively with us this week."
The development did not please some fans on social media, who went as far as asking the current world number 20 to block Toni’s number. "Well this is welcomed news. Toni did FAA dirty and I wouldn't even keep in touch with him," a fan wrote on the social media platform X—previously known as Twitter. "He shouldn’t even keep in touch. Block his number," another fan wrote.

Well this is welcomed news. Toni did FAA dirty and I wouldn't even keep in touch with him.

Yasmin Syed
Yasmin Syed

Felix Auger-Aliassime has confirmed that Toni Nadal is no longer "actively" a part of his team. They still keep in touch. Instead, he's finding strength from his dad, who has started travelling with him and is getting more involved in his career again. express.co.uk/sport/tennis/1…


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