Madrid considering Blue Clay

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  1. jimbo333

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    I say beware of Blue Clay, it just doesn't sound right:)

    Like yellow snow!!!
     
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  2. Cyan

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    Pink grass.
     
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  3. veroniquem

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    Then it has to be Novak!
     
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  4. OJ ROD

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    Come on man.
     
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  5. Leublu tennis

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    And what is its natural color? So far we have heard about green and red. I played on red and have never seen green. Are there other natural clay colors? And are you sure that those colors are not simply manufactured from yet another color, such as grey?
     
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  6. OJ ROD

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    Why? Please, you have my full atention. Seriously.
     
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  7. Leublu tennis

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    Wait a sec. I thought there was also green clay in use in the states.
     
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  8. T1000

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    Do you watch tennis or are you another nadal fanboy? Nadal won it. he's a claycourter. Verdasco got to the semis, he's a clay courter. JMDP got to the quarters. he's a clay courter. any other absurd claims you want to make while we're at it?
     
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  9. T1000

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    There is har tru
     
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    Verdasco and Del Potro are best suited to hardcourts.
     
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  11. Jchurch

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    That's what I thought.
     
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    My avatar IS Hemingway. :)
     
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  13. ShooterMcMarco

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    Watching clay matches on tennis channel in SD is terrible (on a 46 in LCD). The blue clay would probably help with that.

    How about lilac
     
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  14. OliverSimon

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    Blue clay
    Ion Tiriac, owner of the Madrid Masters that as of 2009 is being played on clay, has proposed for next editions of the tournament to be disputed on a new blue clay surface, thus reflecting the main sponsor's color (the insurance company Mutua Madrileña). This controversial change is still pending for acceptance on the players' side. In the meanwhile, 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 court keeps the same properties as the traditional red ones.[2]
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  15. egn

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    any pictures yet? will they be playing on it?
     
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    I can't find any pictures and i am also very excited i guess we will have to see next week
     
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    I want to see it too curious to see what color blue it is.
     
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    Please just make sure the blue clay is dark blue... to help audience's eye focusing to the court and it looks easier and cooler for the eyes.

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    edit: I didn't see the photo from above post while making this post... amazing.. the colour I chose is close to that photo!
     
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    Roland Garros is Brick

    You do realize the French Open is played on crushed brick.

    That's about as natural as Velveeta spray-can cheese.
     
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    They can do whatever they want with their tournament but I don't really dig it. Goes against my motto "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    We'll see how the better visibility argument that someone mentioned will hold up. Instead of picking up the "natural" clay colour the ball may just pick up the blue dirt...
     
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    I hate that saying, it's the kind of thinking that stagnates innovation. I'm more for "if it's not perfect then improve it"; blue clay may help the visibility as I'm sure anyone who's tried to watch a live stream of a tennis match on red clay can attest that sometimes it's impossible to see the ball.
     
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    i hate watching with red clay. i can only see it now because everything is in hd. otherwise it's like watching those old tennis videos on youtube.
     
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  25. Murrayfan31

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    lol Nadal No longer red. :D Nadal loses his power now. Feels like Australian Open. :twisted:
     
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    I'm like the black sheep here... I think it's way easier to see the ball on a red or a green surface or the hard courts that are red and green (no matter how old it makes it look).
     
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    Honestly, I'm all for it. There are several reasons to try this out, and one of them of course is the visibility of the ball.

    The second, well, it looks really cool. The deep blue color is easy on the eyes.
     
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    I really like it. It's a nice blue colour and it makes a change from the same red clay we constantly see. I'm all for it. It looks awesome.
     
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    Madrid and Ion should let clay on peace
     
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    So they finally decided to go for it? That would be cool.
     
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    I like this, it looks cool and fresh.

    Maybe another smaller tourniment can try a multicolor court set up, a different color for every court if thats not too expencive.
     
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    I think its a good idea, hopefully they will also add some cheerleaders to do routines while Nadal adjusts his water bottles and his under garments in between serves to take it to the next level.
     
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    At least blue clay is better-looking than the dumb half-grass, half-clay court they built for that 2007 Fed/Nadal exhibition.
     
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  34. Murrayfan31

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    Better yet a rainbow court. Or maybe a black court. The possibilities are endless in this freak show. lol
     
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    I like it. A sort of Smurf Turf taken out of Boise St playbook.
     
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    Another change in 2011 is Madrid will be after Monte Carlo and before Rome.

    Rome and Madrid are swapping dates
     
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  37. JRstriker12

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    Like this?

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  38. rainingaces

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    eh, no. :)

    You know like blue clay court one day, yellow the next, mix it up keep em on their toes.
     
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  39. JRstriker12

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    Gotcha....
     
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  40. kevoT

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    OMG YELLOW! then they'd be forced to make some really cool black tennis balls :D
     
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    The problem is that it's actually a bright purple, not a dark tamed blue like the HC.

    ****ing fail. LOL
     
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