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First impression of Blue Clay at Mutua Madrid Open 2012 & 6 reasons why Roger Federer will do well

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#1 Inez

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:06 PM

As one of my friends here in Madrid, was at Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario stadium no. 2, so here are a few insights that I got from her on how the Blue Clay court is playing:



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According to her, the following are the characteristics of Blue Clay from a spectator point of view:



i) The ball viewing is surely looking better.

ii) Its easier for spectators to view the ball while sitting in the stadium.

iii) The TV viewers are also endorsing the same views.

iv) The Blue Clay courts are surely looking much better & a delight to eyes.

v) The usual dust & sand at Red clay is not flying every where.



How ever, the flip side of Blue Clay:


i) The courts are too slippery.

ii) The players are finding it too hard to approach net especially while chasing down a drop shot.

iii) The usual mark of ball that gets embedded on red clay isn't leaving much impression, so without Hawk Eye, there are bound to be some controversies for sure.



Why Blue Clay should support Roger Federer


i) The court is looking like an ideal Hard court at the moment.

ii) It is looking ideal for drop shot makers as ball is holding on & even fast runners like Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal will find it difficult to chase down drop shots.

iii) The back hand slice shots are holding on to surface & that will surely suit Roger Federer the most.

iv) The court is so slippery that those clay court players will find it so difficult to chase down balls.

v) Plus, the bounce is looking even.

vi) Even, the shots on backhand shouldn't bounce too much,

so, actually I have more than 6 reasons to believe Roger Federer should do well at Mutua Madrid Open, 2012.


Hope, u all enjoyed reading the article.

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#2 V.K. Batra

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:37 PM

Thank you, Inez for such a wonderful article, It is really special to receive insights from a local.


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

Wonderful info. :) Good luck Roger, Own the new blue clay. Thank you so much Inez for updating us :)

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:11 AM

it doesn't play like your traditional clay for sure, so it will be interesting to see especially with the altitude! I want to see Fed play on it before I comment on how it suits him :D

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:18 AM

Amazing article. Hope federer wins it!! Thanks for shares it with us!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:38 AM

Super and hoping Roger Wins this week x

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:44 AM

Nice Article! I'm excited to finally see Federer resume his winning ways! ALLEZ ROGA

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:41 AM

Thank you for this wonderful article, we wish the best for Federer.

As for the blue clay court today i saw some games, really seen on TV is very comfortable to the eye
enough that you can see the ball hhhh really

So I agree on this:

iii) The TV viewers are also endorsing the same views.

iv) The Blue Clay courts are surely looking much better & a delight to eyes.


But the most important are the players,we will wait for what will they say

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:03 AM

I love the look of the blue clay understanding that it will take the players some time getting used to it. For us viewers, it looks like the hard court back at Indian Wells and is so easy on the eyes and easy to follow the ball compared to red clay. Best of all is if it suits Roger's game better as we are all hoping for a big win for him in this tournament. He is ready and we have all missed him greatly. Best of luck, Roger!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:06 AM

Thanks Inez for such a nice article... I know how much time u would have spent for all this info...


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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:40 AM

So glad that every one liked reading it. Happy to share it with all. As one of my friends texted me, after seeing my post, even the Tennis warehouse guys started the same topic :).


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:13 AM

I am quite amazed why every one is criticizing Madrid. the net was down just for 30 minutes & the American media made the biggest fuzz about it, seems, they have a short term memory of power cuts during US OPEN.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:13 AM

I am quite amazed why every one is criticizing Madrid. the net was down just for 30 minutes & the American media made the biggest fuzz about it, seems, they have a short term memory of power cuts during US OPEN.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

Now, after the Madrid open and the new Blue Clay court
I think in next year will return as it was to red clay

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:15 PM

I was the first to predict that Roger will do well at blue clay . isn't it sad that so many sites copy pasted my articles without even mentioning my name...


but, happy that Roger won.... yayyyyy :)
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:47 AM

ok, you predicted that Roger will do well at blue clay
now what do u think Roger will do? what is ur predict in Italian open?
tell us
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

ok, you predicted that Roger will do well at blue clay
now what do u think Roger will do? what is ur predict in Italian open?
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