Posted: 5/10/2012 1:27:08 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by n3gative:
quote of the day, someone's not bitter at all...
Nadal after loss: "If it continues like this, next year there will be one less tournament in my calendar."
No one is bigger than the sport. However, this will be a very interesting future debate with this blue clay moving forward because the media and tv people are loving it. The ball is so clearly seen on any tv and with ABC and ESPN on the verge of backing tennis as their next big contract, I can't see how there won't be more blue clay in the future. If anything, the experts and specialists will adapt the mixture and tinker with the consistency of the clay to get it more like the red stuff every player seems to prefer.
I for love love the wildcard factor of this stuff and makes the game more enjoyable for the viewer. Same cannot be said from bettors who consistently bet heavy favs blindly. This tourney has been a dog bettor's dream ATS and straight up.
One thing is 100% sure, Ian Teriac will not be this events director next year, but controversy is what you get for letting an old school Romanian tennis legend mobster run a legit 1000 level event.