14 May 2009

Nadal calls for 2 year ranking system

8:01 am on 14 May 2009

Rafael Nadal has called on the ATP ranking to be calculated over two years instead of the current 12-months rolling to save the health of overworked players.

The world number one is competing at the Madrid Masters for the fourth week on clay out of the last five..... should he lift the title, he would have a handful of days to rest before travelling to Paris for the French Open.

Nadal says today it is mandatory to play every week and everywhere you are defending and if you lose you lose lots of points, especially in his case.

He says a two-year ranking would be much more favourable and to give some piece of mind... it would also help extend the career of the tennis players.