Rafael Nadal plan backed after ATP rankings freeze slows Novak Djokovic chase

He said: “I’ve said in the past it [the schedule] didn’t work but it will be better to manage the schedule — to have a better schedule — to have a ranking for two years.

“Two-year ranking, not one-year ranking. That’s going to protect the players and help the players to have periods to find windows for rest.

“Having a one-year ranking, it’s always that if you want to be in a good position in the ranking, you cannot rest much.”

Speaking in an interview with ESPN on the subject, the coach of world No 21 John Isner, David Macpherson, felt Nadal’s plan could be the best way forward when tennis eventually resumes.

Author: Robert Dinero