Sunny Day in Baden-Baden

Today was a relaxing day, I hit early and watched quite a few matches, trying to get a feel for the tactics on the clay. The clay here is pretty fast and hard and slippery, and I saw some very good sliding in some matches.

I watched Beyko from Canada, he eased to a first round win. He’s the world champion in the 45s, a lefty and the defending champion here. He ran the legs off his opponent who seemed pretty fit.

Tomorrow I play my first match, not before 2:30….they schedule matches for 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30, 4 and 5:30 but if a match finishes early, the court is left open and if a match runs late on a court then your match runs late. At the end of the day, if some courts are really far behind, the referee will allocate matches to a different court.

Here are a few photos of the memorabilia in the clubhouse…the club started in 1881.

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4 responses to “Sunny Day in Baden-Baden

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  2. Play well and have fun, Carolyn. Loved the historical photos at that auspicious club. Good luck, and thanks for another report. rita

  3. crap,I saw Denis lost,how’s the weather there this year,more rain than usual,is it cooler?

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