Rafa Nadal will stick with his long-term coach despite disappointing year




Rafa Nadal insists he has not considered searching for a new coach and still feels he can compete for major titles over the next two years.




The Spaniard has endured a difficult year which has seen him relinquish his French Open crown and slip down the world rankings.





But the 29-year-old has never questioned his long-term partnership with coach Toni Nadal, his uncle, and believes it is his own responsibility to turn around his fortunes at the upcoming US Open.




“I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning,” he said.



“So my feeling is if something’s not working well it’s not because of your team, it’s because of myself. The one thing I have to change is myself.”





Nadal’s run of five consecutive French Open titles was ended by a quarter-final loss to Novak Djokovic and the current world No 8 then suffered a second-round defeat against Dustin Brown at Wimbledon.





He has freely admitted his confidence has been dented by a number of setbacks over the past few months.


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