Hola Madrid!

  What a feeling it is to see your “old friends” once again after 6 months! The last time I saw pro tennis live was in Singapore last year during the women´s season ending championships. Madrid is one of the best chances to see many top pros live in a couple of days. Yesterday I … Continue reading

Waiting is no fun

My second day at the Madrid Open started not much better than the first day. This time I arrived with a shuttle bus that travels between Legazpi and Caja Magica, the venue of the tournament. There was a long line for ticket holders and one even longer line for ticket buyers. The problem was once … Continue reading

Cheap and greedy at the same time

Greetings from the Madrid Open! It´s a tournament you can attend at such a small budget it´s even laughable. On the first Sunday almost all the top women are in action, but the ticket price for the ground is 5 euros. Yesterday I saw Kerber, Kvitova and Azarenka up close. On the other hand I … Continue reading

Why not blue clay?

  The Madrid tournament is under way, which reminds me of the great debate they had in Madrid two years ago. I attended the tournament for the first and only time that year. The great innovation was the blue-coloured clay. But it was not something the top two players liked. Rafa was all against it, … Continue reading

Spectator´s paradise

The winter olympics are everywhere right now. As a result tennis has been the furthest thing in my mind during the last two weeks. But I have gotten an impression that the players think the same! Maria Sharapova came quickly to play a tournament in Paris after the Australian Open, but in her mind she … Continue reading