Nadal wavers over US Open and Roland Garros, Murray fears player safety

Andy Murray is confident of playing'high level tennis againMore

Andy Murray is confident of playing'high level tennis againMore

A variety of tournaments have been switched to afterwards in the calendar year thanks to the calendar staying place on maintain since of coronavirus, with the clay courtroom swing now subsequent the US Open up, scheduled to operate from 31 August to 13 September. The US Open will run from August 31 to September 13 on the hard courts of NY with the rescheduled French Open on clay taking place just a fortnight after.

"It's not safe for players to go from the semis or final in NY, quarters even, and then you're playing on the Tuesday in Madrid at altitude on the clay court, when players haven't competed for a very long time", Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, said to AFP.

"The schedule is unrealistic, especially for veteran players, who can not compete for so many weeks in a row".

Former coach of world number-1 tennis player Rafael Nadal and Uncle Tony Nadal have said that the veteran of Spain is in a dilemma about which tournament to play and not in when the ATP Tour starts.

A pair of Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Masters 1000 tournaments have also been squeezed in between the two Grand Slams, starting with the Mutua Madrid Open from September 13 to 20.

The 33-year-old Scot, who has spent the last year on the comeback trail following major hip surgery, suggested that the rankings system could change to allow players to miss events where they would be defending points. "It's not safe for players to go from the semis or final in NY, quarters even, and then you're playing on the Tuesday in Madrid at altitude on the clay court, when players haven't competed for a very long time", said Murray. Tony said that this program has not done well with experienced players like Nadal, world number-1 Djokovic.

"None of the top players have competed a week before a Slam", added Murray, saying he will skip Cincinnati but may play the Citi Open in Washington. "I just feel we need to have to be a little bit watchful with the rankings". "The rankings, if you can retain the factors as they are, could get a little bit skewed". "You're going to have the potential where a lot of top players are not competing at numerous biggest events". It was Murray's fourth match in five days in his first event since last November after being sidelined because of bone bruising on his pelvis.

"It was a big step up this week from what I've been doing, and I coped with it physically relatively well".

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