> Nadal: Slippery, irregular bounces, ball bounces fast and goes forward
> (low bounce, fast), favours big servers+first strike.
> Djokovic: Different, slice stays very low + finds it hard to judge the
> Raonic: Slippery, low bounce
> Serena: Ridiculous + fine, and she could play on ice if need be + No
> one likes it. Im on the council, we all voted against it. Its
> interesting to see that they just did what they wanted. I just wish they
> hadnt asked us and wasted our time.
> Sharapova: Unique + "I think it's more for show than for the players.
> It's different. It is what it is.
> Stosur: Doesn't like her clothes turning blue
> Cirstea(Romania): Loves it
> Annacone: We need to give this some time
> Ivanovic: There's a lot of heavy dirt out there
> Venus: I think the blue clay is a real fashion statement
> Wozniacki: It's different but blue is my favourite colour + slightly
> faster than normal clay
> Vania King: About the same as last years red clay, but slower.
> Stakhovsky: faster, and the bounce is low.
> Sch***: The worst surface I've ever seen
So, here you have an example of different players saying different
things about the blue clay. The "official" word is that only the color
of the clay has changed. How is this situation any different than when
a HC or grass tournament rolls around and "officially" there are no
changes but you have every player and his dog talking about conditions
and the opinions are all over the map?
You are being hypocritical because you are claiming only Nadal's
subjective opinion matters about the blue clay when officially the
tournament has stated no changes except the dye color yet at a HC
tournament for instance when "expert" HC players mention their
perception of changes even though there is no official announcement of
any changes from the tournament itself, you write those opinions off.
Do you not see your own hypocrisy?
No official changes are no official changes regardless of the venue.
That means ALL of the players and their opinions at ALL of these
tournaments are subjective and that includes Nadal at Madrid on clay
and Federer at IW for instance on HC. Got it now? Bottom line is they
are all exposed to the same conditions at all of these tournaments and
therefore have the same opportunity to figure out how to play on said
surfaces. The best player wins, end of story.