Verdasco: Top players get what they want

by: Matt Cronin June 22, 2013

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After losing to Feliciano Lopez in Eastbourne 6-4, 7-6 (6), Fernando Verdasco says that the match should have been stopped because the grass was too wet and it was dangerous. The veteran Spaniard said since he's not a top player, he's at the mercy of the ATP.

“Because I’m not Nadal or Federer or any of these guys, I need to say, I need to do what the ATP wants, because if I said, 'I go,' the tournament will not say, ‘We wait.’ Then I will get a fine from the ATP because I didn’t want to play in the bad conditions,” he told reporters. “What can I say? The ones that are here (high up) they have everything they want. The ones that are not there, you need to do what the other wants.”

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