ATP urged to change Finals surface to give Rafael Nadal a better chance to shine

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Darren Cahill, who recently coached WTA world number one Simona Halep, has urged the ATP to rotate the surface of the ATP Finals to be fairer to players such as Rafael Nadal.

The tournament has been held on an indoor hard surface since 2006.

And Cahill believes that the bids from other cities to host the Finals between 2021 and 2025 offer a great chance to acknowledge clay-court specialists such as Nadal.

“It needs to be played on clay, Cahill said on Twitter.

“They could easily drop a clay court and a couple of practice courts in the O2.

“More expensive but dollars are flowing with the bidding.

“It’s unfair that it’s always on one surface.

“I’m ok with it staying at the O2 if that’s what is decided as London has supported it incredibly well.

“But rotating the surface a little bit is important.

“It’s the ATP’s biggest event and should be fair to all players across a career.”


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