Monday, May 7, 2012
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Not a Fan of Purple Clay Courts
Nadal has taken one last dig at the dreaded blue clay of Madrid before
stepping onto court for his opening match in the second round against
Russian rival Nikolay Davydenko.
“This is about history, the earth is red, not blue.
Tennis is not only about show-business, there are more things to
appreciate, history and tradition. Some symbolic things in the world
should be preserved."
to Play on Blue Clay Before Condemning It
blue clay remains a curiosity rather than a threat to Roger Federer, who
will await the outcome of his opening match before passing judgment on
the experimental surface at the Masters 1000.
Some of the
Women Like the Blue Courts
No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki rolled an ankle and had to struggle through to
an opening victory - but the Dane came up smiling when asked about the
controversial surface at the Caja Magica.
“Blue is my favorite color, this makes things a bit
different,” the sixth seed said. “The court seems a bit faster than when
it was (traditional) red. Adding the Madrid altitude (650 meters above
sea level) makes it even faster. But we will only know who handled it
best when the tournament is over.”
Prevents Murray From Playing on Madrid’s Blue Courts
Murray will hope for a week of intense healing after a back injury
forced him from the Madrid Masters and could compromise his intended
start in Rome on May 14.
Establishes a Training Base in Germany
tennis players on the road in Europe may never get homesick again now
that Tennis Australia has set up a training base in one of Germany's
most amiable cities, Munich. The federation has signed a contract with
BTV TennisBase in hopes of paving the way for young Australians to hone
their claycourt skills on European clay.
"The central location and perfect training
facilities at BTV TennisBase in Munich make it an ideal European
training base for both our juniors and tour professionals," said
federation tennis chief Craig Tiley.
Approaches for First US Open Sectional Qualifying Event
USTA announced that registration will close this week for the first US
Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournament of 2012, held in
the USTA Southwest section. The registration deadline for the USTA
Southwest tournament, held in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 19-21, is
Wednesday, May 9.
Players age 14
and older can register for singles competition and/or mixed doubles.
Registration deadlines for the
sectional qualifying events vary by tournament (see complete schedule on
page 2). Registration for each of the 13
sectional qualifying tournaments is available at
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