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#1 penabaza

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Mutua Madrid Open

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Date: 05/07/2012 - 05/13/2012

City: Madrid, ESP Posted Image

Series: ATP 1000

Surface: Clay, outdoor Posted Image (actually the clay is now blue) ;o))

Title holder: Novak Djokovic (2011)

Roger 2011: Semi-final

Prize Money: € 2'835'000

Center Court: 12'500 spectators


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Are you ready for Roger's next tournament?
I know I am - counting the days now ....
and what do you say about the blue clay? ;-)
I think it's kinda awesome ... I honestly just don't know how well you'll be able to see the ball on that court.
If all that is well, I will approve - but first of all, I need to see a match on that clay :)
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

Yes, blue clay is some thing very new. Will be interesting to see the bounce and the pace on this blue clay court surface.

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#5 Kishore

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:50 PM

Yeah can't wait. B

old move but a great move. May be blue clay courts increase the contrast of the ball by 15 to 20% but not sure for good bounce and fast surface. Allez Roger..

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

how do players play without their full satisfaction in blue clay??? :huh:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:23 PM

Well, it's up to them how much they let it get to them.
I don't think Roger will think about it on court. He'll play his game - no matter what.
Do you guys know if the training courts and/or court nr. 2 is blue as well or if it's only the
center court? I really have no idea :-/
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Ok, found some infos on the wiki page.
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Blue clay

Ion Ţiriac, Romanian owner of the Madrid Masters that as of 2009 is being played on clay, has proposed a new blue clay surface, the colour of principal sponsor Mutua Madrileña, for future editions of the tournament. This controversial change is granted and will be used in 2012 edition.[2] In the meantime of waiting for approve, effective 2009, one of the outer courts has already been made of the new material for the players to test it. Manuel Santana, the Open's current director, has assured that aside from the color the surface keeps the same properties as the traditional red clay.[3]

In 1 December 2011, Ţiriac confirmed that the blue clay surface was officially approved for the 2012 edition of the tournament, in both the ATP and WTA circuits.[4]

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:32 PM

cant wait to see roger playing.. ;) :) with barcelona win rafa proved his strength again ..!! :o.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:21 AM


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:45 AM

Main draw: Saturday, May 5, 2:00 pm local time


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W: 1000
F: 600
SF: 360
QF: 180
R16: 90
R32: 45 (Seeds 1-8: 10)
R64: 10 (WC: 0)
Q: +25
Q14: 16
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:55 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:55 AM

Here is the link to the Madrid draw:

Attached File  Madrid_Draw.pdf   171.72KB   168 downloads

Roger in same half with Nole. Will face winner of Raonic - Nalbandian. Rafa & Tsonga in the other half.
Murray out of Madrid Open with back injury.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Make your picks now for the Mutua Madrid Open Draw Challenge. The draw is out and you have until Sunday 11am CEST/6 am EDT to lock your picks. With the main draw beginning Sunday before qualifying is completed, the identities of the qualifiers will not be known before you have to finalise your picks. Good luck!

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:29 PM

Roger practicing in Madrid :)


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:37 PM


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:40 PM

You have to watch this video... so adorable ;-)



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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

excellent video Marina, loved seeing it.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:15 PM

Raonic played a great match & I'm a wee bit nervous as RF will be back after a long break. Vamos Roger :)..


will post match timing as soon as its declared.. going to be a tough match
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:39 AM

the Raonic vs Roger Federer match is expected to start at about 20.15 or 20.30 local time.. If you follow GMT, deduct two hours.
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