Rafael Nadal considers skipping Grand Slam event as Andy Murray calls for change

Rafael Nadal may skip the US Open or French Open. PUBLISHED: 12:55, Sun, Jun 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:02, Sun, Jun 28, 2020 0

Toni Nadal has suggested his nephew Rafael Nadal may not compete at one of the remaining Grand Slams this year because the fixture schedule is too congested and Andy Murray has called for changes to world rankings to be made. Related articles Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal urged to deal with Djokovic issues

Roger Federer has already ruled out returning to action in 2020 as he continues to recover from knee surgery.

The opportunity for Nadal and Novak Djokovic to close down the Grand Slam record is now stronger than ever.

However, 34-year-old Nadal may not be able to compete at the US Open, Madrid Open and French Open in consecutive weeks.

“I have spoken to Rafa and he is doubting which tournaments to play,” uncle Toni told ESPN Deportes.

“The schedule is unrealistic, especially for veteran players, who cannot compete for so many weeks in a row. Rafael Nadal may skip a Grand Slam later this year (Image: GETTY)

“I think it is a bit ugly what the ATP has done. This decision is totally against players like Rafa and Novak Djokovic.”

Nadal is the defending champion in New York and Paris so will lose 2,000 ATP points if he does not play one of the Grand Slam events.

That will have a catastrophic impact on his world ranking and will offer the opportunity for those at the Major to climb up the standings.

Former world No 1 Murray feels that is unfair and has called for the rankings to be revised. Related articles