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Battle of Surfaces Video

Much hype and anticipation was generated to find out who was the best player on this hybrid half grass half clay surface and who would be finally crowned the “King of Surfaces”. All of us anticipated that the battle of surfaces match would be televised live on TV or at least the Tennis Channel would have a “live” broadcast. The official Battle of the Surfaces website claimed that they would have extensive worldwide coverage of this event and this content was taken directly from the Official Battle of the Surfaces website

“This match is being broadcasted in 2 May 2007 in Indian, Japan, South Africa, South America, Brazil, Hispanic US, Sub Korea, Germany, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Singapore, Middle East, UAE, Dubai”.

Singapore was mentioned as one of the countries, but sadly, nothing was televised here in Singapore or even the Tennis Channel for that matter. I am sure many tennis fans would have wanted to know how the match that “almost didn’t happen” turned out to be like. Yes, the battle of the surfaces very nearly didn’t happen! The original grass turf did not cope well to the indoor location after it was placed there for a couple of days and eventually fell victim to worms.

A brand new grass surface had to be re laid the night before the anticipated battle of the surfaces event. Fortunately all turned up well after a fascinating encounter between the world’s number one Roger Federer the undisputed King of Grass, against Rafael Nadal the world’s number two who owns the longest winning streak on clay and undisputed king of the clay courts. After the dust settled, it was Nadal whom triumphed over Federer 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (12-10) in a close but highly entertaining encounter on this hybrid, one of a kind tennis court surface. The match had to go down to the wire and had to be decided in a gut wrenching tie breaker. In the end Rafael Nadal was crowned “King of Surfaces” after being victorious in this historic event.

I had also received a couple of hits on my site in the run up to the battle of surfaces exhibition match held in Mallorca Spain. Most of my tennis blog readers were looking for more information about the “battle of the surfaces”, “images” and “photos” of the battle of the surfaces exhibition tennis match as well as most importantly video footage or video clip of this classic half grass, half clay encounter between the king of clay versus the king of grass.



Since nothing was televised here in Singapore, I had to scour the net for the best video quality I could find on the match to bring them to you here on the Regentville tennis blog.



Most of the videos I found were very low quality so I was hoping to find something that my tennis blog readers could see clearly and actually visualize the entire match and how it went. Some of the videos also answer my initial question on footwear as both different surfaces would require specialized footwear for both the clay and grass surfaces. Apparently the players have to change their shoes each time they switch sides as you can see from the video footage.



These are the best battle of surfaces videos that I could find courtesy of youtube.com. If any of you have a high quality video streaming or mpeg version of the battle of the surface tennis match. Please feel free to send them to me via direct download via disc.



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