Murray, Nadal say players' meeting not imminent

October 11, 2011 - 7:00 AM
China Tennis Shanghai Masters

Spain's Rafael Nadal speaks during a news conference at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal have cast doubt on whether the top men's tennis players will be able to sit down with each another this week, or perhaps anytime soon, to discuss their grievances with the ATP Tour.

Murray and Nadal have been among the most vocal in advocating changes to the packed tennis calendar.

Murray said last month the top players would meet during the Shanghai Masters this week to discuss the best way to present their concerns to tour officials, adding that a strike was not out of the question.

On Tuesday, however, he said the players would try to get together by the end of the year, though he acknowledged that this may also be difficult to organize. Nadal also said "it's not the right time to talk about that."