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Monday’s player quotes about the blue clay courts being used at this year’s Madrid Open:
I don’t think that there is a big difference between the blue and the red. I think it is the same except for the fact that it is a different colour and that you don’t get as dirty, which I love. But I don’t find too many differences. There is definitely a difference between European clay and US clay.
Well, I think the tournament has done a great job in the past couple of years in making the players feel good. They invested a lot in this whole new complex. It was an indoor event a couple of years ago. 2009 was the first year we had the clay court tournament in Madrid. It’s a very interesting venue and the players feel good here. We have good conditions, good facilities, great food and that’s what matters the most – it’s a very beautiful city. This year is quite different from any other tournament. We have the blue clay court for the first time in the history of ...
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