Nadal says US surface choice should be ruled out
Rafael Nadal says he supports the Spanish federation’s appeal
over the United States’ choice of playing surface for the Davis Cup
Nadal said on Wednesday that the American team’s choice of
surface- called Indoor Hard Premiere- was unknown to him and his
The world’s top-ranked player said ”if at the end (the surface)
is not among the official ones it should be ruled out or stiff
fines should be applied, because for tournaments like that $50,000
The Spanish federation says the company that makes the surface
is not included in the list of 91 manufacturers approved by the
International Tennis Federation. The only tournament played on the
surface last year was in San Jose.
The July 8-10 quarterfinal will be played in Austin, Texas.