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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #140 on: May 12, 2012, 04:19:11 AM »
Excellent read, conchita, confirms what I had suspected but tons of information that I hadn't yet seen :good:
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #141 on: May 12, 2012, 04:21:34 AM »
By the way, conchita, Nico is really popular in Madrid and Ferrer hardly has any fans :dunno:
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #142 on: May 12, 2012, 05:28:00 AM »
By the way, conchita, Nico is really popular in Madrid and Ferrer hardly has any fans :dunno:

not a surprise, Nico is extremely popular in all the country, he has a joking, funny personality. Almagro could host a tv night talk show, Ferrer has legions of fans when tennis really matters; in Barcelona (he is the local boy in Valencia). Ferru is the humble warrior who doesn't speak too much to the media and doesn't care about PR, focus on just the game.
big contrast of styles between those 2 players, the shotmaking of Nico and that backhanded, trully wishing he finds a coach to bring the fighting spirit and believe, he is that kind of player that almost all coaches in the world will want to have, and please not too late as Lopez has done with Berasategui.

what is your opinion about the venue and fans? very eager to know what you think.
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2012, 08:06:00 AM »
whoever wins this tournament is going to have to deliver the usual speech about how much he liked the blue clay and how comfortable he felt sliding on the surface.......the winner will also have to praise ian tiriac for this innovative idea and praise the whole ground staff for working on the surface throughout the tournament.......

apart from tipsarevic, i don't see anyone else having the courage to do all that stuff.......so don't be surprised if tipsarevic wins the one and only blue clay tournament.......
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #144 on: May 12, 2012, 09:26:36 AM »
whoever wins this tournament is going to have to deliver the usual speech about how much he liked the blue clay and how comfortable he felt sliding on the surface.......the winner will also have to praise ian tiriac for this innovative idea and praise the whole ground staff for working on the surface throughout the tournament.......

apart from tipsarevic, i don't see anyone else having the courage to do all that stuff.......so don't be surprised if tipsarevic wins the one and only blue clay tournament.......

so angry.....
where was that Rage when two player had very hard injuries ( Benneteau &Monaco ) in "super slow" Monte Carlo ???

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blue clay is wrong only because of color : red clay is great European tradition and it should stay that way ...
court speed is another matter : do we need another super slow event ( among many :AO, Miami M, MC ......and Wimbledon -with those heavy balls)?

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #145 on: May 12, 2012, 11:08:40 AM »
very close match, but Berdych prevailed ... I like both guys, I was pretty neutral. feel bad for DP.

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #146 on: May 12, 2012, 11:10:35 AM »
whoever wins this tournament is going to have to deliver the usual speech about how much he liked the blue clay and how comfortable he felt sliding on the surface.......the winner will also have to praise ian tiriac for this innovative idea and praise the whole ground staff for working on the surface throughout the tournament.......

apart from tipsarevic, i don't see anyone else having the courage to do all that stuff.......so don't be surprised if tipsarevic wins the one and only blue clay tournament.......

so angry.....
where was that Rage when two player had very hard injuries ( Benneteau &Monaco ) in "super slow" Monte Carlo ???

ps
blue clay is wrong only because of color : red clay is great European tradition and it should stay that way ...
court speed is another matter : do we need another super slow event ( among many :AO, Miami M, MC ......and Wimbledon -with those heavy balls)?

The MC court was the worse of the two, dangerous for the players for sure.
 

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #147 on: May 12, 2012, 11:40:58 AM »
say what you want, the surface is the same for everyone (whatever) ... but DP almost broke his leg slipping on the court ... Tiriac should be arrested for this stupid sh!t court  :gleam:

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #148 on: May 12, 2012, 12:01:04 PM »
Federer is the champion in Madrid

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #149 on: May 12, 2012, 01:17:44 PM »
The MC court was the worse of the two, dangerous for the players for sure.

I disagree, there was a big problem with the clay on the left far end of the club house tribune of the Court Centrale, both players took the nasty fall in almost the same spot, Pico is back in Rome, Benneteau broke ankle and elbow, doubful for the olympics, the rest of the courts were ok. Madrid, well, you know the story about the blue clay, for example Robredo didn't want a comeback wildcard to play on the surface after recovering from hip injury during 6 months.
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #150 on: May 12, 2012, 01:29:48 PM »
So Berdych vs Federer, it is going to be interesting.

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #151 on: May 12, 2012, 02:02:20 PM »
Yes it will.  Berdych has been playing pretty well lately and has won 3 of the last 5 against Roger.  I hope Roger can take it this time!!!!  GO ROGER!!!!!!

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #152 on: May 12, 2012, 02:04:01 PM »
The MC court was the worse of the two, dangerous for the players for sure.

I disagree, there was a big problem with the clay on the left far end of the club house tribune of the Court Centrale, both players took the nasty fall in almost the same spot, Pico is back in Rome, Benneteau broke ankle and elbow, doubful for the olympics, the rest of the courts were ok. Madrid, well, you know the story about the blue clay, for example Robredo didn't want a comeback wildcard to play on the surface after recovering from hip injury during 6 months.

Well, next year should be better.
They want to have all the top players there.
 
One thing that was shown is how important movement was to the top grinders.
 
 

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #153 on: May 12, 2012, 02:08:03 PM »
Final: Federer vs Berdych

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2012, 02:15:59 PM »
Fed takes care of Tips with ease.  Should be a good one tomorrow!
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #155 on: May 12, 2012, 03:24:43 PM »
By the way, conchita, Nico is really popular in Madrid and Ferrer hardly has any fans :dunno:

not a surprise, Nico is extremely popular in all the country, he has a joking, funny personality. Almagro could host a tv night talk show, Ferrer has legions of fans when tennis really matters; in Barcelona (he is the local boy in Valencia). Ferru is the humble warrior who doesn't speak too much to the media and doesn't care about PR, focus on just the game.
big contrast of styles between those 2 players, the shotmaking of Nico and that backhanded, trully wishing he finds a coach to bring the fighting spirit and believe, he is that kind of player that almost all coaches in the world will want to have, and please not too late as Lopez has done with Berasategui.

what is your opinion about the venue and fans? very eager to know what you think.

I have a lot to say about all of this. I'll get on it tomorrow. I want to post pictures with my comments ;)
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #156 on: May 12, 2012, 03:36:20 PM »
I have a lot to say about all of this. I'll get on it tomorrow. I want to post pictures with my comments ;)

thank you very much!  :)
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #157 on: May 12, 2012, 03:49:54 PM »
Federer will win easily

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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #158 on: May 12, 2012, 04:55:41 PM »
If Fed wins I guess he takes back the #2 spot from Rafa, that's kinda wild.
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Re: ATP, Masters Madrid Open, 5-13 May 2012
« Reply #159 on: May 12, 2012, 05:08:03 PM »
If Fed wins I guess he takes back the #2 spot from Rafa, that's kinda wild.
Yes, and he is very best of Berdych