Rafael Nadal: 'Wimbledon may need to alter tradition'

Rafael Nadal believes that Wimbledon matches may need to be played on a Sunday in future to avoid schedule pile-ups in the manner that he could face this week.

Rafael Nadal has expressed his belief that tradition may need to be altered at Wimbledon in future tournaments as he faces the possibility of schedule pile-up.

The 28-year-old defeated Mikhail Kukushkin in the third round of the tournament on Saturday, but due to a weather delay affecting the competition programme he could be forced to play two matches in two days.

"I don't know how Wimbledon's going to react after a day like today," Nadal told reporters. "The tradition is here nobody plays on Sunday.

"If I will be playing on Tuesday and the winner will be playing again on Wednesday, that's not good. That's not a positive thing. But it cannot be perfect."

The Spaniard faces Australia's Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round of the tournament.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning a point in the second set during his men's singles second round match against Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol on June 26, 2014
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