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Any photos from Madrid?

Is Madrid being played on blue clay after all or not. If yes, are there anywhere some photos from today?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Re: Any photos from Madrid?

Only the pratice courts are blue it seems.
The charity match at CC was played at red clay tonight.



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Can't say I have ever hit on a blue clay court before! Very cool!! http://yfrog.com/hs4w0gqj
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Re: Any photos from Madrid?

There is only one outside practise court which is blue, any player is allowed to practise on it but strangely I've not seen one person on that court all day, its the only court that has been empty

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Re: Any photos from Madrid?

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Only the pratice courts are blue it seems.
The charity match at CC was played at red clay tonight.



CaroWozniacki Caroline Wozniacki
Just played a bit at a charity event together with Rafa, Moya and Ivanovic.. Was fun.. Raising money for skincancer..
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gidulko Gisela Dulko
Buen entrenamiento con Flavia en Madrid! Miren esta cancha de polvo de ladrillo azul , muy buenaaaa! Saludos http://yfrog.com/h2e4qcaj
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Can't say I have ever hit on a blue clay court before! Very cool!! http://yfrog.com/hs4w0gqj
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I thought the players were supposed to hate it! Seems Lisa Ray and Gise like it.

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Re: Any photos from Madrid?

What the hell is the point of blue practice courts?

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Re: Any photos from Madrid?

They also had a blue practice court last year and the year before too I think. They did this to test out the surface before making a decision whether to use it on match courts or not.
The title sponsor, the Spanish insurance company Mutua Madrileńa wish to use it for better branding of the tournament because it's the color of their company logo. But some high-profile ATP players like Federer and Nadal have been against it IIRC.
Apparently they have not agreed to use it for matches yet. Maybe it never will, but I think it's just a question of time. For hard court they use several different colors for different tournaments anyway.


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I had experienced the new blue clay court today!Like the color!!!
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here it bright blue court! http://yfrog.com/h2effwpj
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