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Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

People are saying it's faster than the quickest indoor hardcourts on tour, even lower bouncing than London's WTF and by far the most slippery court surface ever seen.

This would certainly help explain Nadal's loss. And I have a suspicion he may have tanked today's match in protest and disgust for the surface. Now I am no fan of Nadal but you have to admit it's suspicious that he lost a 5-2 lead over a guy that he beat down just one week ago.

Compared to other clay, and hard court masters, just how fast/low bouncing is this blue clay?
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

From what I saw Verdasco simply outplayed him in the last 5 games and it had very little to do with Nadal himself.
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

As fast as Bercy 2010

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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

faster than wood, more slippery than ice, more deadly than death itself
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

Interesting to see how useless Mugboar really is when he encounters actual varieties on tennis surfaces.
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

Is the court even THAT slippery for clay, though?

I seem to remember Djokovic sliding all over the place in the RG 2011 semifinal vs Federer.
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

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faster than wood, more slippery than ice, more deadly than death itself
Ahahah great comment.

It's madness where some clay courts nowadays are faster than hardcourts & grass courts. I don't think it's as fast as WTF indoors but it's certainly faster than most.

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lol, no

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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

I think Madrid's tennis court surfaces were clearly faster than other tournaments, but I have a good feeling it had something to do with the courts' installation. Look for this issue to be fixed next year.
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

I think Madrid's tennis court surfaces were clearly faster than other tournaments, but I have a good feeling it had something to do with the courts' installation. Look for this issue to be fixed next year.
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they banned blue clay u know?
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Re: Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

Id love for Madrid to install "Green" (Grass coloured green) next year now that they banned the blue stuff.
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