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Nadal happy with return to red clay

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Eleven-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal is hoping that a return to the traditional red clay at the Madrid Masters this week will help him continue his successful comeback from injury. 

Spanish Rafael Nadal returns a ball against Swiss Roger Federer during their final match of the ATP Madrid Open claycourt tournament in Madrid on May 17, 2009. Eleven-time Grand Slam winner Nadal is hoping that a return to the traditional red clay at the Madrid Masters this week will help him continue his successful comeback from injury.

Nadal was one of the fiercest critics of the blue clay which was used at last year's tournament and even threatened at the time to pull out of this year's event if the red clay wasn't returned.

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