Rafael Nadal's coach Toni Nadal says he will not accompany the Spaniard on the ATP tour from next year.
It wa Uncle Toni who coached Nadal during his 14 Grand Slams victories.
However, Nadal hasn't won a Grand Slam title since the 2014 French Open. The 30-year-old reached the season-opening Grand Slam final at the Australian Open, only to lose the title clasth to Roger Federer.
"From next year I will no longer follow Rafael on the circuit and I will focus exclusively on our academy," he was quoted as saying on Italian website tennisitaliano.it.
"Relations with my nephew are still excellent. During all these years, we have never been through a crisis.
"Until he was 17 years old, it was me who decided everything. Then Carlos Costa arrived as manager. Then his father became closer, with each having his own opinions. And the truth is that every year I had less decision-making, until the day when I will decide on nothing."