Yup, the pushers and defenders are always crying about surfaces that don't allow them to just run and run all day.I rather enjoyed the blue clay! It wasn't as homogenized a court and everyone knew from day one Nadal or Djokovic had no chance of winning! I think Nole held on for one extra day to secure his top ranking over Nadal who had been upset the day before! It was a hoot in so many ways; esp. listening to Nadal kvetch about the court! If they expected either to return, that blue stuff had to be plowed under the very next day after the Championship match! Winning it helped give Federer the #1 ranking for a while after taking another Wimbledon in 2012! Unfortunately for him, Nole was able to snatch back #1 in Nov. and retain it over the dead period of the off-season!