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Is Madrid's blue clay faster than indoor hardcourt?

out_grinder
05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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?

EddieNero
05-10-2012, 08:09 PM
From what I saw Verdasco simply outplayed him in the last 5 games and it had very little to do with Nadal himself.

LastRocket
05-10-2012, 08:09 PM
As fast as Bercy 2010

xdrewitdajx
05-10-2012, 08:14 PM
faster than wood, more slippery than ice, more deadly than death itself

FairWeatherFan
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Interesting to see how useless Mugboar really is when he encounters actual varieties on tennis surfaces.

out_grinder
05-10-2012, 08:24 PM
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.

mystic ice cube
05-10-2012, 08:27 PM
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.

abraxas21
05-10-2012, 08:30 PM
lol, no

jacoblewis2008
07-03-2012, 07:01 AM
I think Madrid's tennis court surfaces (http://www.decoturf.com) 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.

jacoblewis2008
07-03-2012, 07:23 AM
I think Madrid's tennis court surfaces (http://www.decoturf.com) 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.

Paylu2007
07-03-2012, 09:13 AM
:lol: they banned blue clay u know?

PiggyGotRoasted
07-03-2012, 12:03 PM
Id love for Madrid to install "Green" (Grass coloured green) next year now that they banned the blue stuff.