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Roger Federer is the Best (Blue) Clay Player in the World

Posted on 13 May, 2012, by in Tennis

Look Out, Tennis World. Roger Federer clinched his first clay title since winning the Roland Garros in 2009. That year he also won the Madrid Open for the first time, predicting the good things to come. Blue clay, Red Clay, doesn’t matter. After beating Tomas Berdych, Federer climbs back to #2 spot on the ATP rankings at the expense of Rafael Nadal. More

A Terrible Madrid Masters For Rafael Nadal

Posted on 11 May, 2012, by in Tennis

Rafael Nadal doesn’t like losing and isn’t used to it, especially on clay. Last season’s dropped Masters against Novak Djokovic were a one time blemish for him, and eventually, didn’t matter that much after he won the Roland Garros. But this week in Madrid has brought out a side of Nadal we didn’t really think we’d see. More

Novak Djokovic Hates the Madrid Smurf Turf as Well

Posted on 9 May, 2012, by in Tennis

Novak Djokovic is no different from Rafael Nadal when it comes to his hate for the new Blue Clay, nicknamed ‘Smurf Turf’ at the Madrid Open. The change the organizers made in order to help TV viewers with identifying the ball has clearly not been taken well by the players, who have blasted the decision in every opportunity they got. More

Rafael Nadal Hates the Madrid Smurf Turf

Posted on 5 May, 2012, by in Tennis

Rafael Nadal seems to be angry about a lot of things lately. The US Open scheduling, the intensity of the entire season and how it (badly) combines the Davis Cup with the ATP tour tournaments, Roger Federer not taking his side. Now it’s the Madrid Open changing from the traditional red clay to a new blue clay surface, which no one seems to like. More