Nadal thinks higher quality tennis will be played if you get to take longer breaks than the rules stipulate.
Other sports might consider this too. I'm sure a football match would be of higher quality with more and longer breaks. Instead of halves we could have eights, or possibly sixteenths. All for the good of the game. Would make commercial breaks easier too. The audience? Surely they wouldn't mind staying longer to watch a match with more intensity.
Sports like marathon running or triathlon should also consider breaks. They would definitely have a higher quality performance then. Cyclists also. What's the use of roadside bistros if you don't visit them along the way?
This could start a trend around the sports world.
Where did he say that?
This is what was quoted in the article: “People want to see long matches, competitive rallies and amazing shots. For me
to play in a high level for four hours, I need more than 25 seconds,”
He basically says people want to watch longer matches and that for him
to play 4+ hours matches he needs more than 25 seconds.
Of course no one is saying that after a 20+ stroke rally players shouldn't be allowed a bit more time but after every point going for the towel to wipe nonexistent sweat or bouncing the ball 30 times or picking your butt or doing anything else that makes you take more than 25 seconds is stupid.
Also, it may be just me, but I think nadal is more worried about himself and his agenda than the sport or the fans.