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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 01:44 PM »
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I like the look of the blue clay on my TV.. but it sure looks slippery.
Currently watching 3rd set between Troiki/Young.
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 08:47 PM »
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Definately easier to watch than the red stuff although I can see where rafa is coming from with the advertising boards. Have to see what happens as the week goes on. AM website now showing Rome as next tournies so fingers crossed. Once he's finished with the Lego of course. Lol.
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012, 10:11 PM »
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That's hopeful that Rome on Andy's website whereas I think someone said Madrid hadn't been.
I like watching on the blue -much easier to see the ball.
Sorry that the lovely Baggy went out though.
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 10:20 PM »
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Court looks like blue suede... Elvis would proudly wear his shoes to this event.
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #19 on: May 08, 2012, 12:07 AM »
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AM website now showing Rome as next tournies so fingers crossed.
Well the tournie info on here won't be posted until the draw is out, which should be Friday, so here's hoping we've some positive up-to-date news by then.

Sorry that the lovely Baggy went out though.
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Court looks like blue suede... Elvis would proudly wear his shoes to this event.
lol  I thought the same about the court when I managed to watch a bit of the Giraldo/Almagro match.  It did look slippy but the players seemed to be moving well although the ball seemed to have an unusually high bounce for a clay court, but perhaps that's because the court was a bit damp and therefore firmer.  Maybe altitude affects it as well, but I'm no expert on these matters.  I think the real test will be when it's been sunny for a couple of days and the top layer of grit dries out.

It is easier to see the ball, but goodness knows what they were thinking of making the advertising boards blue, even if it is a paler shade than the court.
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012, 02:07 AM »
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DJOKOVIC'S VIEW ON THE BLUE CLAY -

Novak Djokovic echoed Rafael Nadal's criticism of the ATP for allowing Madrid Open organizers to change the color of the clay court from red to blue.

Djokovic, who starts defending his title Tuesday, believes the governing body of men's tennis didn't adequately consult with the top players before allowing the change.

"The only thing that is a little bit disappointing from a player's standpoint is that this is decided without players agreeing on it," Djokovic said Monday. "If you don't have, especially, top players testing the court and agreeing for this change, that should mean something. They should have value in what they say.

"Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The ATP should have done a better job in representing the players' rights."

On Friday, Nadal said the ATP made a mistake by allowing the surface change at a Masters Series event.

The ATP said it approved the move after all necessary tests were performed on the Madrid court, and that the surface's future will be evaluated after it receives feedback from players this week. The ATP calls the change "innovative" and says the color makes it easier for players, fans and TV viewers to follow the ball.

After a few days of play, the main criticism has been that the surface is too slippery.

"I hope that we don't have injuries and that we can have a decent week of tennis here," Djokovic said. "It's definitely interesting for everybody to see what will happen throughout this week. It is different. I tried to prepare for it as best as I can."


http://espn.go.com/tennis/story/_/id/7901009/novak-djokovic-says-atp-consulted-players-blue-clay-madrid
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #21 on: May 08, 2012, 03:31 PM »
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and Raonic puts out poor Nalby in 2 sets and moves on to play Federer in the next round Very Happy
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #22 on: May 08, 2012, 03:34 PM »
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Raonic was on fire.  If he can play like this against Federer ... Whistle
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #23 on: May 08, 2012, 03:53 PM »
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Raonic was on fire.  If he can play like this against Federer ... Whistle
Oh please, please, please, ..........
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012, 04:02 PM »
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Yeah baby!
No, let's see what DelPo is looking like..
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 04:44 PM »
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Lopez has gone out Frown there goes some of my eye candy for the week!

Delpo looking very comfortable out there
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #26 on: May 08, 2012, 04:55 PM »
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Delpo is wearing a top almost the same colour as the court.  The chameleon effect! Very Happy
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #27 on: May 08, 2012, 05:11 PM »
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Delpo wins. yay  Looking very good.  Got to feel sorry for Mayer though - having a real slump in form and this is his 5th 1st round defeat in the last 5 tournaments.
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #28 on: May 08, 2012, 05:56 PM »
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Watching a bit of Gasquet and Bellucci - it looks like they're playing in a swimming pool!
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Re: Madrid MS 2012 - Other Players « Reply #29 on: May 08, 2012, 06:08 PM »
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Watching a bit of Gasquet and Bellucci - it looks like they're playing in a swimming pool!

Horrid isn't it!? Especially if your're trying to see Gasquet down the far end, he's blending in!
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