Rafael Nadal’s uncle Toni calls Wimbledon’s decision to seed the second-ranked Spaniard third, behind world No. 3 Roger Federer, “a bit ugly.”
“It’s a well-known topic,” Toni told El Larguero, a Spanish radio programme. “The Wimbledon guys are used to differentiating themselves because of this kind of thing. It’s a bit ugly, but it’s what they’ve always done.
“They’re used to going their own way and they act like that because they feel special and maybe they think they have the right to do things as they want. It’s a bad beginning.
“It’s true that it’s a very important tournament but it would be more logical if it [the seeds] were based on what is based around the world, on the measures that govern the ATP.”
Toni added: “I think it’s a lack of respect to the ATP circuit. They [Wimbledon] act at their own discretion. If everyone did the same thing it would be a complete disaster. But I think they feel very special.”
Source: The Times