Nadal Suggests Schedule Change

December 8, 2009 · Print This Article

Nadal CalenderWell, 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?

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2 Responses to “Nadal Suggests Schedule Change”

  1. tennis served fresh on December 8th, 2009 9:05 pm

    The problem with this is the fact that everybody is going to lose money. The cable networks, sponsors, equipment manufacturers, etc. Besides that Mr. Rafa, think about the money you would be losing out on! I understand that you guys and girls are out there busting your butts to compete, however; us spectators that follow your every move and tweet, want you to play every tournament….

  2. Nima Naderi on December 8th, 2009 11:43 pm

    That is a great point, and it will be very difficult to implement a change at this point. Thanks.

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