Rafael Nadal criticises Roger Federer's approach to the tennis circuit
Rafael Nadal has spoken out against longstanding rival Roger Federer recently; he believes that the Swiss tennis legend is not doing enough to aid in making changes to the ATP touring circuit...
The Spaniard believes that Federer could be doing a great deal more in order to challenge the the tennis authorities about what he believes are many problems currently facing the sport.
Nadal also commented that he thinks, given Federer's status as arguably the most successful tennis play in the sport's history, that his position on the matter would hold a great deal of sway.
"His [position] is easy, don't say anything, all positive - others get burned," said Nadal.
Federer is one of the most iconic players in tennis; his incredibly successful career has seen him win a record 16 Grand Slam titles – meanwhile, Nadal has managed to remain one of his longest standing rivals at the age of only 25.
Nadal has been one of the harshest critics on the way in which the tennis circuit is currently run; he believes it is far too demanding of both players time and bodies – he has commented on numerous occasions that the workload could well be damaging to players' health.
"We each have our opinion and maybe he [Federer] likes the circuit. Me too, I like it, and I think it's better than most sports.” commented the Spaniard.
"I say a lot of good things about tennis, because thanks to this sport I have had experiences in my life I could never have dreamed of, but to finish your career with pain in all areas of your body is not positive.”
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