There's no doubt that the blue clay at the Madrid Masters was a mistake.
Watching the Rome Masters today, you can see the difference clearly — the ball is more difficult to follow on the red clay, so you can understand why they tinkered with it, but the movement was a total mess, a disaster.
Why was it so slippery, so difficult to move on? I'm not a scientist so cannot say whether the dye had some kind of reaction with the clay, or if they just used a different compound without properly testing it.
But no-one gave it the thumbs-up, and most of the men gave it a resounding thumbs-down.
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