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Nadal Blames Madrid Open Loss On Blue Clay, Threatens Tourney Boycott
Published May 11, 2012
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: YAHOO SPORTS' Chris Chase noted Madrid Open Owner Ion Tiriac "has announced his plan to take everyone's mind off the color of the clay next year." Tiriac said that he "plans to use phosphorescent tennis balls at next year's event." Tiriac said, "We think it fluorescent green or fluorescent orange, which grabs more light and works best in contrast with the blue clay." Chase wrote, "I don't think Tiriac's idea will get past the spitballing stages." The ATP has "caught enough flak for allowing the switch to blue courts." The league is "not going to go further toward the circus with orange balls" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 5/10).