Rafael Nadal: '25-second shot clock is good only for business'



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Rafael Nadal: '25-second shot clock is good only for business'

The 25-second on court shot clock will be officially introduced at the US Open this year, and Rafael Nadal is not happy about it. The world no. 1 has been often criticized for taking more time between points, and in Monte Carlo, on Sunday he admitted: 'For me, it's not the ideal thing but if the sport is moving that way or they want to move that way, the only thing I can do is accept it and play.

That's why I am here, to play tennis and to accept all the rules. The positive thing is probably you will control the time between points but in the negative thing. In my experience, on the tennis court, the crowd gets more crazy, the crowd gets more emotional and enjoys the match with more passion when you play good points.' Nadal thinks that players need more time between points if they want to play a high-level match: 'It's obvious that sometimes when you play a rally with 56 shots as I did with Novak (Djokovic) a couple of years ago in the final (US Open 2013), you cannot expect a good point if you have 25 seconds on the next point.

Maybe for the business, it's better but in my opinion for the good show and the show that the people get more involved, it's probably more a negative thing.' ALSO READ: 'Nadal is the man to beat' Goffin