Tennis - China Open - Beijing, China - 02/10/16. Rafael Nadal of Spain listens to reporters questions in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Rafael Nadal slammed changes being mulled by tennis governing bodies to shorten matches and make them more TV-friendly, saying Sunday that the move goes against the sport's "values".Women's tennis boss Steve Simon told AFP last week the WTA was considering introducing super tie-breakers and no-ad scoring for singles matches.The Spaniard has been part of some of tennis's most emotionally charged matches in recent history.His storied rivalry with Roger Federer played out in a nearly five-hour championship match at Wimbledon in 2008, which finally saw Nadal win his first crown at the All England Club.Novak Djokovic fell to Nadal at the U.S. Open final in 2013 in a four-set epic often billed as a tennis masterclass.
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