PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
Rafael Nadal lifted the French Open trophy for an 11th time Sunday — and this time without the guidance of Uncle Toni.
For Toni Nadal, who stopped coaching his nephew at the end of last season, the experience wasn't that different.
"I was in the same seat," he said after watching Nadal beat Dominic Thiem in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. "When I coached Rafael, it looked like a coach, but I was more an uncle."
Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal's priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya.
Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against No. 5-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, he had a pressing concern given how quickly he was texting.
What frantic emergency could command such attention?
"I was texting Carlos to tell him that we need to book a court quick," Nadal said. "I wanted to hit some forehands winners that I think I need for tomorrow."
The Latest: Nadal says no in-match coaching little ‘stupid’
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year (all times local):
Rafael Nadal figured out a change of tactics on his own, so he didn't need the help.
But he thinks it's "a little bit stupid" that players can't talk to their coaches during matches.
Rafael Nadal adds Carlos Moya to coaching team
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal has added former player and fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya to his coaching team ahead of the 2017 season.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion said in a statement Saturday that Moya will work together with Toni Nadal and Francis Roig.
"To have someone like Carlos, who is not only a friend but also a very important person in my career, is something special," Nadal said. "He will be next to me on my practice and competition."
Milos Raonic parts ways with coach Carlos Moya
LONDON (AP) — Milos Raonic has parted ways with coach Carlos Moya after the Spaniard helped guide the Canadian player through his most successful year on the tour.
In a statement on his Facebook account, Raonic thanked Moya for helping "to get the best out of me" during a season in which he reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and moved up to a career high ranking of No. 3.