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The Battle of Surfaces

14.04.2007 | Off Court

May 2nd, "The Battle of Surfaces", a unique event in tennis history, will take place at the Palma Arena in Majorca. Roger and Rafael Nadal, the two best tennis players in the world, will meet on a tennis court that is half grass and half clay.


Roger said: "We are both looking forward to this absolutely new event. The idea really appeals to me as we each dominate one of the surfaces. Rafa holds the record of 62 victories in series on clay and I have not been defeated on grass since 48 matches. It'll be fun to find out what it's like to play on a court with mixed surfaces! And it ought to be interesting to see who chooses the better tactic.

People have been talking about this event for quite a while. Now it's coming up pretty soon already and I like the fact that the stadium - which is very nice, by the way - is located on Majorca, Rafa's home. He has been to Basel, after all, and now I've got the opportunity to play at his place for once.



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04/30/2007 | 10:50 AM
I'm expecting it as a fun event. I hope it turns out to be so, and safety is the most importand key!
04/30/2007 | 09:54 AM
i thnk it will be a gr8 match.......
nice n new concept.......
best of luck roger......
luv u
04/30/2007 | 09:25 AM
Hey Roger...........

I think It is a gr8 concept.The court with mixed surfaces would be fun to play on.But please do take care.

Luv n luck.
04/30/2007 | 09:15 AM
I think lately Federer has been busy with a lot of stuff other than tennis, visiting Tiger Woods, practicing with Pete Sampras and last week he lost for the third time this year. Now, the marketing department has come up with this inane idea of playing a
04/30/2007 | 06:12 AM
great! is this historical match going to be televised in US television? would love to watch the match, which i hope roger will win!
04/30/2007 | 05:24 AM
to make it challenging, Roger should stay on the clay court and Rafa on the grass court, so we see how they'll adjust to the ball. :wink:
04/30/2007 | 04:50 AM
Is it going to be in 3D?!? Cool!!!
04/30/2007 | 04:50 AM
Is it going to be in 3D?!? Cool!!!
04/30/2007 | 04:29 AM
I can't wait for it!!!
04/30/2007 | 03:56 AM
Sorry to say roger, but it's true, you are at a disadvantage. Since it bounces slow on clay, he will have more time to get ready and hit a powerfull on your grass court. However, you do have the serve and volley so GOOD LUCK!!! And we already know who is