Rafael Nadal says he's done with tennis politics

Nadal said on Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters, he still believes too many tournaments are on hard courts, but he's done trying to influence ATP policymakers.

updated: October 08, 2013 21:18 IST
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Shanghai: Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn't changed with his success on the surface this year - he's simply given up trying to change the system.

The Spaniard, who retook the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic on Monday, has compiled a 27-1 record on hard courts this year, including capturing his second U.S. Open crown and three Masters titles.

His dominance on the surface has been the most surprising part of his comeback from a seven-month layoff due to a left knee injury, which many believed would limit his action on hard courts.

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