Skooter reporting 05/11/12
World No. 1 and 2 threatened to snub next year’s Madrid Open if the blue clay surface remains.
Fernando Verdasco defeated Nadal 6-3 3-6 7-5. Nadal blamed his first defeat in 23 matches on clay due to the slippery courts. Verdasco will play Tomas Berdych
The Spaniard was quoted as "If things continue, there will be one less tournament in my calendar.”
Meanwhile, World No. 1 Djokovic agreed with Nadal after he andmoved on to the quarter-finals. Djokovic beat Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6, 6-4. He will play next either fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic or of France.
In a separate event, Federer beat Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-2, and will facein the quarter-finals.
It was known that Switzerland’s Federer will take over Nadal as world number two behind Djokovic if he wins in Madrid.
Surprisingly Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov knocked out fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) and will face Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro.
While in the women's draw, ninth seedclaims victory over Caroline Wozniacki 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. She will play against second seed Maria Sharapova.