Nadal Suggests Schedule Change
December 8, 2009 · Print This Article
Well, this is a bit of a different note from Nadal than the usual complaint about the long ATP World Tour schedule. The Spaniard and Davis Cup champion is offering an alternate suggestion to the grueling schedule.
“Maybe you could have nine months where it is obligatory to play and three months where you are free not to,” the Spanish world No. 2 told London’s Guardian. “In those three months there could be tournaments – but not decisive tournaments which affect your ranking.
“But we have the sponsors to consider. The ATP wants to do it but I think it’s going be better for the next generation than us.”
Rafa, we love the idea but why oh why are you suggesting this when you are scheduled to play an exhibition in Abu Dhabi in two weeks time?