The guy, a 30 year old player with a worse footwork and inconsistent ball striking, was able to adjust the blue clay, turn a disadvantage to an advantage. Same goes for Berdych. Nadal and Djokovic could not adapt to the conditions, so then they lest, and the panic came, and they started whining about the conditions and threatning they would not participate next year if the clay remains blue. Apparently, you take Nadal out of his comfort zone and he's lost. Funny that less player were injured in Madrid than in MC.