Roger Federer talked about the new balls here, and he thought it was difficult to out-spin people, particularly late at night. Rafael Nadal explained how his feelings are on the topic. This year Dunlop replaced Wilson at the Australian Open raising some criticism by John Millman, who claimed the balls are too heavy, and Bernard Tomic.
'The ball is big', Nadal admitted. 'With colder conditions, especially during the night, the ball is bigger. Yes, the ball is going a little bit more slow, no? Not that high bounces that sometimes we used to have here.
But the ball is what there is. Is fair enough. Is a good quality ball. I can't complain about the ball. Personally, if you ask me, I like a little bit faster ball than this one. But I can't say is a bad ball because is a good ball.
I feel is a fair ball for everyone. ' Nadal was also asked if he trains differently compared to the past: ''When I was 18, I did different things than when I was 12, and when I was 25 I did different things than when I was 18.
Now I am 32 and a half, I do different things than four years ago. Is normal things that happen in your life, even in the normal life, not only in about sports. Is normal that things are changing, and you do different things.'