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Clay Court Condition at Internazionali BNL d'Italia - Italian Open 2012, Rome ATP 1000 masters

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#1 V.K. Batra

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:04 PM

After the blue clay at Madrid Open, 2012 , every one is thinking how will the Clay Court at Italian Open, 2012 look like & how will it play?


An Aerial View of Italian Open center court



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Date: 05/14/2012 - 05/20/2012



Yes, you saw it right, its a normal Red Clay court surface.



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How is the Red Clay court surface at Italian Open 2012 likely to Play ::::





----- The Italian Open Clay court surface will be much-2 slower than Madrid or Roland Garros.




------------------------------ The ball is expected to bounce higher than on any other surface.



------- This will mean that baseline players will dominate because they have so much time to get to each ball and because the ball bounces higher they rarely have to hit a ball anywhere but in their "strike zone," or the area between their knees and shoulders.




So, in a nutshell, the Clay court at Italian Open will be much much slower than in madrid open & will be beneficial to clay court specialist & the base liners.






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#2 V.K. Batra

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

How red Clay courts are made ?



Almost all red "clay" courts are made not of natural clay but of crushed brick that is packed to make the court. The crushed brick is then covered with a topping of other crushed particles. This type of surface does not absorb water easily and is the most common in Europe and Latin America. True natural clay courts are rare because they take two to three days to dry.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:45 PM

This 2011 Italian Open final highlights will explain you a lot on how the surface is likely to play





Video courtesy : TennisTV.COM

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

was there ever a clay other than red used at the Italian Open??



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:19 AM

was there ever a clay other than red used at the Italian Open??

 

only red clay has been used in Rome...


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