Johannesburg, Nov 5: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal has called on ATP chiefs to provide a different surface each year for their flagship World Tour Finals, to be fairer to the star players.
According to Sport24, the Spaniard believes that is unfair to players who don’t thrive indoors but have already proved the class by qualifying for the eight-man competition by succeeding on a variety of surfaces throughout the year.
Speaking on Monday a pre-tournament press conference before his Tour Finals opener against compatriot David Ferrer on Tuesday, Nadal suggested playing the tournament outdoors on a different surface each year, giving clay, grass and hard court specialists at least one good chance to win every few years, the report said.
However, Nadal insisted that he has no problems with the standard of the facilities in London or the quality of the tournament as a whole, the report added.
Nadal has never been victorious in the World Tour Finals event in his career.
While Nadal wants the Tour Finals surface changed, defending champion Novak Djokovic believes a switch in venues after 2015 is also important to keep the tournament fresh, the report further said.
Djokovic has won the Tour Finals twice, once each in Shanghai and London and he thinks it should have a new host city every three years, according to the report. (ANI)