Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were criticised following their choice not to play this week.

The pair have each made up our minds not to play tournaments forward of the Paris Masters, which begins subsequent week, and ATP Finals.

It approach they’re lacking the Vienna Open in Austria and Swiss Indoors, the place Roger Federer is enjoying in Basel.

Nadal and Djokovic are set to satisfy in Kazakhstan the next day to come regardless that in a charity fit, having were given permission from ATP leader Chris Kermode.

However former international Number one Thomas Muster, who famously by no means received in Vienna in spite of attaining 3 finals, has criticised the duo for no longer enjoying in Austria.

“You’ll at all times stretch to the ceiling, however for gamers you might be just about on the most,” Muster mentioned.

“The match will at all times percentage the highest stars with Basel.

“After all, Federer performs there and Nadal and Djokovic handiest play the place and when they would like. However in spite of some cancellations, it’s once more a most sensible box.”

Muster is not the one one to hit out on the pair with Vienna Open director Edwin Weindorfer additionally unsatisfied.

“I don’t suppose it’s excellent that there are exhibitions ongoing all over ATP occasions,” Weindorfer mentioned.

“Gamers are ATP individuals. There’s an offseason after the ATP Finals and any one can play all over that point.

“There was once approval from ATP CEO Chris Kermode as a result of, in keeping with laws, all over ATP tournaments, an exhibition fit can’t be held. So we wish to admire that.”

Nadal has no longer performed since serving to Staff Europe win the Laver Cup in September. He injured his wrist all over that match and was once pressured to drag out of the Shanghai Masters because of the damage.

Nadal then were given married over the weekend however is about to be again in motion on the Paris Masters.



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