Earlier this week the ATP Challenger in Casablanca took a new approach to clearing standing water off their clay courts, and that’s by lighting it on fire!
“We had a long rain break and the side of the court was still holding a lot of water in the surface. To solve this, you pour gas on it and set it alight,” said ATP Challenger Tour supervisor Carl Baldwin. “This isn’t commonly done, but I have seen it before.”
To the critics, it worked, the court was dry. But couldn’t you soak up the water carefully with towels or a squeegee?
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