Originally Posted by Tennis_Hands
Federer was against it before he struck a single ball on the surface. That should tell you, that his concerns were not because of the surface itself, but because of him being traditionalist. His concerns had NOTHING to do with how the surface plays!
Besides, blue clay played in his hands, and he still insisted, that clay should remain...
The best thing that could happen to tennis in 2012 with regards to surfaces is for the newly red clay at Madrid to be the most unmitigated ****-up of all times in terms of playing conditions. The slipperier, the more uneven the bounce the better.
Then at least the powers that be might not be so quick to ditch new ideas before they've had a chance to prove themselves in future.