King of Clay Rafael Nadal has said that he can change his calendar but cannot reduce the number of hard court tournaments he plays.
The Spaniard has suffered from knee injury since his junior days, which troubles him more when he plays on the hard courts. Nadal is considered as the best clay court player of all-time, achieving feats which no one has able to do in the history of the sport.
The seven-time French Open said in a recent interview, “I can make a few adjustments, but not much. It’s very difficult to think about a completely different calendar for me.
He added, “I don’t want to put any goals to play a tournament. I want to go day by day. I am trying to not think that far. I will need a period of time of practice. I don’t know if that will take a few weeks or one month and a half.”
Nadal played longest Grand Slam final in history at this year’s Australian Open which lasted almost six hours. The Spanish star and Djokovic gave each other maximum beating during that period. The 26-year-old started to face problem in his knees once again after that match.