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  • Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal criticized the ATP on Tuesday for not doing enough to protect players' health, saying the increase in hardcourt events will lead to long-term injuries that will affect players long after they retire. The ATP worries too little about the players, said Nadal, who was in Brazil to play his second tournament after a long layoff from a left-knee injury. It should care more for them. The 11-time Grand Slam winner said he doesn't expect major changes anytime soon, but thinks it's time tennis officials start thinking about ways to help improve the players' long-term health. For future generations it would be good to see a less aggressive tennis life, he said. Not only because of what happens during your career, but also because of what happens after your career, about how is your body when your tennis career is over. [caption id=attachment_623669 align=alignleft width=380

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal criticized the ATP on Tuesday for not doing enough to protect players' health, saying the increase in hardcourt events will lead to long-term injuries that will affect players long after they retire. The ATP worries too little about the players, said Nadal, who was in Brazil to play his second tournament after a long layoff from a left-knee injury. It should care more for them. The 11-time Grand Slam winner said he doesn't expect major changes anytime soon, but thinks it's time tennis officials start thinking about ways to help improve the players' long-term health. For future generations it would be good to see a less aggressive tennis life, he said. Not only because of what happens during your career, but also because of what happens after your career, about how is your body when your tennis career is over. [caption id=attachment_623669 align=alignleft width=380

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