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I hate La Caja Magica

Every year, at the start of Madrid, I’m reminded of how much I cannot stand the center court. The whole concept of la Caja Majica is great, with three roofed stadiums inside of one large complex.

However, the privacy boxes that take up the entire lower layer of the center court just always kills any charm that this event could have. The way they are sealed off in steel cages as if they were a prison or a dog pen is so unappealing.

Not to mention that these “luxury” seats are almost always inhabited by people who have no interest in tennis or, even worse, empty for most of the day. It leaves the true tennis fans to all be seated in the upper half of the stadium, totally disconnected from the action.

Anyways, that’s my rant for the day. Continue about your business.
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Every year, at the start of Madrid, I’m reminded of how much I cannot stand the center court. The whole concept of la Caja Majica is great, with three roofed stadiums inside of one large complex.

However, the privacy boxes that take up the entire lower layer of the center court just always kills any charm that this event could have. The way they are sealed off in steel cages as if they were a prison or a dog pen is so unappealing.

Not to mention that these “luxury” seats are almost always inhabited by people who have no interest in tennis or, even worse, empty for most of the day. It leaves the true tennis fans to all be seated in the upper half of the stadium, totally disconnected from the action.

Anyways, that’s my rant for the day. Continue about your business.
This is a very good point I 100% agree with and gives a bad impression on TV.
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Every year, at the start of Madrid, I’m reminded of how much I cannot stand the center court. The whole concept of la Caja Majica is great, with three roofed stadiums inside of one large complex.

However, the privacy boxes that take up the entire lower layer of the center court just always kills any charm that this event could have. The way they are sealed off in steel cages as if they were a prison or a dog pen is so unappealing.

Not to mention that these “luxury” seats are almost always inhabited by people who have no interest in tennis or, even worse, empty for most of the day. It leaves the true tennis fans to all be seated in the upper half of the stadium, totally disconnected from the action.

Anyways, that’s my rant for the day. Continue about your business.
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#BringBackTheBlueClay

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Re: I hate La Caja Magica

Everyone's hated those silver boxes since the beginning, but what can you do. Hopefully the new stadium will be better in that regard.

I like the actual tournament though. The atmosphere is great and by the way players talk about it, they are happy with it. There are plenty quality courts to play and practice and it is well organized. I actually think it gets undeserved hate by some fans over here.

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Yes, please. I was there in 2012 and it looked amazing. There's no reason for it not to come back.
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It looked so good!

I feel like I don't hate Madrid as much as some other people here - generally one of the higher quality PM events that's on the calendar, since it's the perfect time for everybody dying to get themselves into form pre-RG, plus the high-altitude tends to favour flashy shot makers vs. Rome and Paris - but agree that it's the shite corporate boxes that ruin the TV viewing experience, although it's not the only big tournament where this happens at, in fairness.
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They should create another queue for these complains, better after noon so it doesn't interfere with existing ones

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Yes, please. I was there in 2012 and it looked amazing. There's no reason for it not to come back.

you know the reason why it was scrubbed tho?


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They should rename it to La Casa de Papel

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you know the reason why it was scrubbed tho?
Mostly because of Nadal's bitching.
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6 games into Bertens and Ostapenko (this one on ASV stadium), and the shade on one side is so bad and blinding for the players that nobody has been able to win a game on it.

Every single game has been won by the player on the sunny side.
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6 games into Bertens and Ostapenko (this one on ASV stadium), and the shade on one side is so bad and blinding for the players that nobody has been able to win a game on it.

Every single game has been won by the player on the sunny side.
Really horrible to watch too. Horrible.
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Re: I hate La Caja Magica

I want the blue clay back too. Never got to see Genie play on it unfortunately. Love this tournament though, that 2017 win over Sharapova after calling her ass out made me wet.



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I want the blue clay back too. Never got to see Genie play on it unfortunately. Love this tournament though, that 2017 win over Sharapova after calling her ass out made me wet.
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Yes, the steel boxes are ugly.

May be a comfortable stadium to watch tennis in but on TV it looks awful.
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