Thursday’s player quotes about the blue clay courts being used at this year’s Madrid Open:
The ATP and the tournament can do what they want. I tried my best since I arrived here on Thursday trying to prepare as best I can for the tournament. I wasn’t good enough to adapt my game to this court. The only thing I know is that if things continue like this, I’m very sad, but next year it will be one less tournament in my calendar.I think the tournament is great but that is a bad decision.
The movements are very important for me and here I cannot move so I cannot hit the ball the way that I want.
I think the tournament is great but that’s a bad decision. Change the bad decisions or continue with the bad decisions so everybody is free to do what they want. That’s fine. It’s not the day to talk a lot about that it’s the day to talk about … Fernando played better than me and that’s why I lost and not because of the court. It is the same for both of us and that’s the real thing....