RAFAEL Nadal is bidding for his first ATP World title of the season as he gears up for this month’s Indian Wells masters.
The 29-year-old Spaniard has been training in Mexico since the Rio Open as he prepares for the California tournament on March 10.
But after a first-round exit in January’s Australian Open, the 14-time Grand Slam winner’s uncle and coach Toni admits Nadal’s confidence is low.
“Every time that you do not win you have less confidence, and when you lose confidence and tranquility, you play under tension every time, on the break points as well,” said Toni.
“And the forehand, that is the biggest strength in Rafa’s game, does not hurt like it usually did, it does not go like before.”