Australian Open: Speedy courts irk Rafael Nadal but Roger Federer 'fine'

Rafael Nadal last featured in Australian Open in 2012. Says he finds the conditions on court completely different now to what he remembers.

updated: January 11, 2014 14:11 IST
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Melbourne: Rafael Nadal complained Saturday that the Australian Open courts had speeded up and were too fast, but old rival Roger Federer said he didn't see a problem.

Nadal, seeking his second Australian Open title, missed the tournament last year through injury and said the courts were much faster than he remembered and would hinder long rallies.

"Completely different conditions than what I remembered of this tournament. Faster conditions that I ever played here in Australia," said the Spanish world number one.

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