Thursday, 3 May 2007

Keep Off The Grass/Clay/Grass/Clay/Grass/Clay (etc)

So the two top world tennis players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, are playing an exhibition match on a half-clay, half-grass court in Spain*.

Interesting. I wonder if the Premiership might like to look into this idea. Arsenal could play Bolton on a pitch that is half perfectly-manicured bowling green, half sloping Sunday-league war-zone covered in molehills and dog turds with only one net and assorted WAGs lighting up the regulation B&H for half-time :)

* It doesn't say if they will be swapping ends within each set in the usual way; I am assuming not but feel free to prove me wrong?


  1. Having read this back, surely it's a wind-up?

  2. Oh no it really was true and did happen. They changed sides as well and Nadal won!

    Here's the story: Here