During today’s presser Rafael Nadal was asked if his match deserved its Centre Court billing, and whether Wimbledon’s most prestigious court ought instead to have hosted the women’s world No. 1, Ashleigh Barty, who lost in three sets to Alison Riske.
Here’s what our champ had to say:
My answer is not no or yes. My answer is they make a decision.
You are putting Ashleigh Barty in front of me. For me, both decisions are good.
In the world of tennis today, honestly, my feeling is today I am little bit more than Ashleigh Barty, even if Ashleigh Barty is the first player of the world and she already won in the French Open and she is playing unbelievable good.
But we can’t create polemics every single day about decisions that they have to take.