I guess I've been reading too much Dr. Seuss to my daughter!
Anyway, the Madrid Masters/Premier event is well under way at this point and players are getting their feet dirty on the famed/controversial/nontraditional/what-have-you blue clay.
I have an adjective to throw in about it: weird.
It just seems so odd and out of place to me, personally. And I also feel that it kind of takes away some of the status of what's supposed to be an elite event. It looks like something that should've been rolled out for an exhibition--or at least a smaller-scale tournament.
Of course, how it plays is a big factor for the folks who have to compete on it and there have been mixed reports from both the ATP and WTA stars.
It's way too late to do anything about it: Post-tournament will be the determining fate of its future.
Or maybe it'll be hear to stay. Either way, it doesn't seem to bother Serena Williams too much, who tweeted the other day that it's OK: She'll play on ice if she has to.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.