For Fernando Verdasco the Masters 1000 Madrid is one of the important events of the year as he was born in the Spanish city. But 'Nando' wasn't pleased by organizers for when to play his first round match against Alexander Zverev.
'Here in Madrid it's very complicated, especially playing at night, because the ball bounces a little bit less', Verdasco explained. 'For players that play really flat, it's true that they play better in altitude.' 'He normally strikes the ball between the hip and the shoulders, so those kind of players play better.
I wish I could have played during the day. I wanted to play during the day. Due to the media, television rights, so on, you have to adapt to the tournament. I had to play at night. I think in the end that's what it is.
In the end, I tried to do my best. I didn't manage to win the match today.' It went better instead to Rafael Nadal, who will play against Fabio Fognini on Wednesday afternoon instead of Tuesday.
Verdasco had already complained about the court condition at the Australian Open after his loss to the World No. 2 Novak Djokovic. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'I don't miss Federer!' .