Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Juan Monaco share their criticism on the tournament of Rome



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Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Juan Monaco share their criticism on the tournament of Rome

Foro Italico is probably the best place in the World to host a tennis event, or better a sports event, but while other events correct small but fundamental details, Rome hasn't evolved and it may change venue also because of the possibility to host Olympic Games in 2024.

"Before it was a quiet tournament because there were more courts to practice and more space in general - said Rafael Nadal to Tennis Topic - The Central Court was built very well, but the space has not been increased and the number of players is twice as much now with the WTA Draw.

It is a little bit more disorganized and training courts are not so good. The feelings you have playing on training courts are totally different than when you are in competition." "At the organisational level, Roma can improve - said Ferrer, on the same line of Nadal - The courts, in the lobby of the restaurants, the number of people, the stands...

all this does not make things easy for the players. There are other tournaments that improved little details that are important. And the reality is that a historic tournament like Rome hasn't evolved like others did". "It"s the tournament that has grown less than the other Masters 1000 - affirmed Juan Monaco - It is something we have to speak about.

Other events raised their level, Rome didn't. Indian Wells is a great event and all the years thinks about players and about having facilities for them and for the public as well. It's interesting to think about the fans because at the end of the day they are the ones who move the market.

Madrid has grown a lot, it always depended on us, [they took] care of the details to improve. Under this [Aspect] Rome remained behind. For example, I have never practiced here and still I won two matches. I come here only when I have to play.

Tomorrow the same: I've to go to another club to practice. The place is small. Obviously they built a very beatiful Stadium, but if you want a combined tournament with qualies and doubles, you have to zoom the space." Also Read: Can Andy Murray win this summer's Championships?