Stoic doctrine of Uncle Toni

AnaR points us to this article in El Mundo. It’s about Toni’s life philosophy and how that helped mold Rafa as a tennis player.

(Google translation – Me? I’m off to play a game of “hide and be discovered.”)

5 Responses

  1. kefuoe says:


  2. patzin says:

    It is always interesting to read an article translated from another language. It was interesting to read the translation. The gist of Toni’s life philosophy apparent and clearly, Rafa is his student. Rafa learned well about being grounded, in the moment, and understanding the big picture – it is a game; I try and do my best. Living in the present moment and not let fear rule. He is an extraordinary person, IMO, and blessed to grow up in this close family and culture.

  3. June says:

    Thanks AnaR and Miri — very informative and special, no? It was delighful to read about our champion how he became the person that he is today. Uncle Toni molded him into a fine human being who gives no trouble to his family & they can be proud of him because of this. Also it was interesting to see what was said about McEnroe acting the way he did when he was that age.

  4. AnaR says:

    And is by this that we can not agree with that a person like Roger Federer who has everything, who has won everything, which is a millionaire, be allows the luxury of throwing a racket to the ground, breaking it, pulling water bottles with bad manners. We should not think that’s normal. I’m sorry, but a champion, a true number one, the best tennis players can not lose the nerves that way. Roger Federer is very correct when he win, but it’s so important winning as losing and in last times this does not seem to be the best Roger’s successful.