Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, on Friday told Efe that the Spanish tennis star has been training well, something that should help him finish the season strong.”Rafael could win the Nitto ATP Finals in London,” Toni Nadal said. “It is going to be very difficult because there is Medvedev, Djokovic, Federer”.Toni Nadal, who was taking part in the Motivation and Entrepreneurship Forum, said that the player approaches the final stretch of the season “in very good condition.””I trained him for a day to replace Moya and I thought he was playing very well,” he added.The 50th edition of the ATP Finals, formerly known as Tennis Masters Cup, will take place in December at London’s O2 Arena.The ATP Finals title has so far eluded Nadal, a 12-time French Open champion.Asked about the Davis Cup, Toni Nadal expressed his gratitude to Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué, whose company Kosmos is an organizer, for the new format.The previous format was “inviable”, Toni Nadal said, lamenting that the International Tennis Federation “never made a change to make it easier for the best players to participate.”The schedule and the change of surfaces were the main issues.”You play in Miami one week, then you move to Australia and then return to Monte Carlo, there are three different surfaces in two weeks,” he added.Also Read | Andy Murray elated to win Antwerp on return from hip surgeryAlso See:
Hirunika Premachandra said that she was surprised to hear MP Duminda Silva had been admitted to hospital again even after his much publicised release from hospital. Silva was taken to hospital today just a week after he was discharged after recovering from injuries suffered during the 2011 shooting incident. Duminda Silva left the Nawaloka hospital last weekend after being given bail in the Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra murder case.Four others were also granted bail by the Colombo High Court in relation to the case. Silva returned to the island from Singapore in March after receiving treatment for the injuries he suffered during the shooting incident.Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed in the shooting incident in October 2011 and Silva was seen as one of the main suspects in the murder. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Hirunika Premachandra raised suspicion on MP Duminda Silva being re-admitted to hospital just a day before he was scheduled to appear in Court.Premachandra claimed that the MP was attempting to avoid Court as he will be questioned on the murder of her father Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra.