Novak Djokovic: Tennis Star Totally Justified for Ripping Madrid Open'S Court
If you aren't a fan of Boise State's famous blue turf, you would really hate the blue clay at the Madrid Open.
Novak Djokovic certainly isn't. But with the conditions on the clay surface being anything but ideal, it's hard to blame the Djoker for complaining. From ESPN:
"I hit five balls throughout the whole match," said Djokovic. "Everything else I was just trying to put the ball in the court so I just rely on my serve and getting some points eventually from his unforced errors.
"For me that's not tennis. Either I come up with the football shoes or I invite Chuck Norris to advise me on how I should play on this court.
"When you slide on the red clay you have a feeling you can stop and recover from that step. But here, whatever you do, you are always slipping."
Here's the thing—anytime you invoke the name of Chuck Norris to prove your point, chances are you're correct. Chuck Norris has that sort of power.
And for what it's worth, Chuck Norris would absolutely dominate as a tennis coach.
But back to the Madrid Open. Djokovic isn't the only player to complain about the surface—far from it—and the issue runs deeper than just this tournament, as many of the players are irate with the ATP for not including them in on the decision to incorporate the new surface.
Chuck Norris is the greatest tennis player in the world.
And if the new surface truly is changing the way the ball behaves, the players should have at least had the opportunity to test it out before entering a tournament. That only seems fair.
Chuck Norris would have demanded to test the new surface before he played on it. Just saying...
The fact that Djokovic and several other top players have complained means something. There seems to be more of a consensus against this clay than an idiosyncratic complaint from the Djoker.
Thus, I say down with the blue clay. Well, unless Chuck Norris is available, that is.
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