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Next year, Tiriac, the billionaire owner of 2012 Madrid, will implement a ball color change: electric blue!

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ro&tl=en&...

So it is a Dunlop ball and the color is said to be more visible to TV viewers. I wonder if it will be available to the public!

Here is another link to Tiriac speaking about why a blue court is more visible to a yellow ball.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/video/02052012/58/tiriac-madrid-court...

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There is blue toilet paper for the VIP fans this year at Madrid. lol

http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/mutua-madrid-tiene-azul-papel/2012...

Yeah, but blue balls on a blue court will definitely not work.  This seems like a joke at this point.  Are you sure that this site is not pulling our leg?

I'm thinking he's going to keep the red clay and use the electric blue balls next year. That combo would have contrast. hehe

So they're going to do blue clay AND blue balls?? I watched Serena's match and the balls were yellow =/

Just to be clear, next year, it is said to be blue balls with most likely, traditional red clay.

I think this is probably more of a prank.

Not a prank. Tiriac is being serious. Believe it or not.

Why then did he waste all this time developing blue clay and installing it on all their courts in the first place?  It would have been so much easier just to change the color of the dye iin the felt....  I think it is all for the exposure.

He likes to spend his billions making a "statement". After all, he is said to have called everyone at an ATP meeting a "moron". He's chewed on glass and swallowed it. He was an Olympic ice hockey player. And he's Transylvannian. lol 

Don't forget, he was Becker's manager. AKA Count Dracula.

That's not going to go over well, with the players. I'm not sure if this will actually happen.

The players oughtta protest next year against Tiriac then. No more "Magic Box"! 

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