ComeonANDY!! wrote:I Know what you mean - but the Acapulco clay court texture is dark anyway compared with other clay courts, so under lights it looks even darker...
wjdygert wrote:Thanks for the reply. That's interesting, hadn't considered the clay itself. It almost looks like it's just been watered. Maybe the tropical humidity in Acapulco? Sao Paulo is the only other important tropical clay tournament I'm familiar with, but I believe it's indoors, so I don't really have a reference point.
On a whim, I messed around with my TV's video settings for the court. Putting brightness on full and increasing the color setting by about ten percent did the trick of simulating how the court looks to my eyes during a broadcast. I've had to adjust brightness once before (an Indian Wells day court), but never color.
ComeonANDY!! wrote:It's nice from my point of view to have a sensible conversation with at least someone today? I was going to suggest to you about the brightness of your T.V's video settings - Anyway look at the houston clay court and how dark that is? Thank god that's NOT played under the lights
I've never watched Houston, as it doesn't attract players that interest me. I just compared it to Acapulco on the ATP site, and it must have the most vile looking 'red' clay I've ever seen. I looks like they're playing on mud (actually something more disgusting, but I don't know what kind of language is tolerated on this site ) Acapulco is dark, but it still looks nice enough ( if cheap) under the sun, and the floodlights give it a neon orange look that's perfectly watchable.
wjdygert wrote:All moot since they're playing Acapulco on hard stuff next year. Don't understand that move at all. The top power players will still go to Dubai for more money/prestige. And I see that they finally decided Rio will be clay, which makes the Acapulco decision even stranger. The Latin America clay swing would have provided serious points for a Rio/Acapulco double; that's the only way to make the Latin American clay swing worthy of the top players' time. What top player would play just one tournament on clay (Rio) between the Australian and Acapulco before the big hard court Masters in Indian Wells and Miami? They're certainly not going to play Buenos Aires, Rio AND Acapulco.
ComeonANDY!! wrote:I didn't know this about Acapulco,it has being played on clay for years! That's a strange decision to change it to hard courts? Well one thing is for sure..
I hope they enjoy seeing rafa because he'll never go back there once they change it to a hard court
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