Tomas Berdych a.k.a. The Birdman - A Fan Site since 2004
Nov. 2-8, 2009 This week's big event on the ATP Tour is the shiny new Valencia Open 500, which replaces the old Valencia event that used to be held in the spring on clay. It's now played on a greenset indoor hard court at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, which is one of the most spectacular sporting venues around and well worth a visit. The surface is completely new as far as tournament play is concerned, but David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero, who each interestingly hold part ownership of the event, have played on it and describe the surface as 'neither too fast or too slow'.