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Blue Clay!?

Just read on an italian newspaper that it is officially that this year Madrid will be played on a blue dirt! Is that really official? Or did I get it wrong?
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Re: Blue Clay!?

You'd figure they wouldn't do it after Rafa and Fed said they didn't like the blue clay, but Spain once again doing whatever it wants.


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Re: Blue Clay!?

Havent they been saying this for a couple years? But it hasnt happened.

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Havent they been saying this for a couple years? But it hasnt happened.
Madrid (at this level and venue) has only been around since 2009, and they came up with this idea last year.


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OMG.Why would they do that?
maybe because color of title sponsor is blue?
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Madrid (at this level and venue) has only been around since 2009, and they came up with this idea last year.
Wrong, they came up with this idea at the first tourney back in 2009 - they had one indoor practice court in blue to test. It wasn't open for the general public to view, but everyone else was checking it out...all the players were going to look at it and some were given the chance to practice on it (one being Nadal) I was there as a member of the Media so I got a look at it...it's a very strong pretty blue/lilac colour...but also looks very artificial

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it´s just like elisse did.are you gonna come this year too?^^

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Re: Blue Clay!?

I think this is cool .

I wouldn't be surprised if other tournaments follow suit. We have seen hard courts go from green to all colors, imagine if we see this with clay too .

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Re: Blue Clay!?

There are practical advantages to blue clay actually. It will be a lot easier to see the yellow tennis balls on the blue clay surface than it is on normal orange clay I suspect. If the bounce is the same I see no reason not to try out a different colour. Quite a fun playful idea and if us spectators can see the ball better then even more reason to do it. And as Elisse as said, they do seem to have picked a particularly attractive shade of blue as well. Blue has never been my favourite colour by a long shot but that shade really does look lovely.

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Re: Blue Clay!?

Dinara tweeted she loves blue clay and will play in Madrid!
So I like it too.
I don't know,I like it more than Red Clay. lol,it's different and better than Green clay at least.

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Re: Blue Clay!?

It seems like it's harder to see lines on blue clay.
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As far as I heard on media blue clay would be just for training, though I'm not sure if Tiriac has convinced players
Apparently yes, blue is Mutua's official colour and that would be the main reason for the change

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You'd figure they wouldn't do it after Rafa and Fed said they didn't like the blue clay, but Spain once again doing whatever it wants.
excuse me?
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