Spaniard Rafael Nadal told what health problems the game on hard causes.
“For most of the season, we play hard, which is extremely aggressive towards sportsmen’s organisms. I don’t want to blame the coverage, so that no one would think that I am complaining. But I also said the same thing in my youth. I like to play hard, but mine I don’t try to find any personal benefit, because I understand that nothing will change in the near future. But in my opinion, it would be better if tennis players eventually played more benign coverings. I think not only about my career, but also life after it. In 32, 35 or 38 you want to live a normal life, but it is not easy.
Yes, now tennis players play longer, but this is not an indicator, because they have to cope with a lot of injuries, do operations on the hips, suffer from pain in the knees and ankles. And what will happen to us in 45 years? Not a joyful prospect at all. It hurts me to watch some of the former players go, ”journalist Christopher Clarey quotes Nadal as saying in his microblog on Twitter.