When the official press release from the ATP came out yesterday in the early afternoon, the news rejoiced many (including yours truly): no blue clay in 2013.
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I cannot remember when Rafael Nadal has squandered a two-break lead on clay in a deciding set before. Today, however, he did. Up 5-2 in the third set against Fernando Verdasco, against whom he was on a stretch of 13 consecutive wins, he lost his advantage and in the end, it’s the Madrid native who […]
Yesterday, Federico Delbonis won his first career Masters 1000 main draw match, a resounding 6-3 6-2 win over World no 39 Albert Ramos. Playing only his second Masters 1000 main draw (the first one being in Monte Carlo), such a performance was an agreeable surprise in a tournament marred more by surface talk than by great […]
The blue clay of Madrid has many, but many players complaining about its quality. Apparently done to enhance visibility for the players but, most of all, for the spectators, it’s true that the surface is stunning. It looks like a blue carpet of hard, but it’s clay. However, the players are not happy about […]