The top players in the world aren't big fans of the color blue.
Really, now. Let's brainstorm. What are the coolest things in the world that are blue?
The Blue Man Group and that Blue Da Ba Dee song. Can you really blame the ATP players for speaking out?
They like their red -- like the red dirt that comes up in so many country songs.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the world No. 1 and No. 2 respectively, openly criticized the ATP's decision to allow the organizers of the Madrid Open to change the color of the clay.
It's not just the color change. It's the act of not even consulting the world's top players.
From the AP:
''The only thing that is a little bit disappointing from a player's standpoint is that this is decided without players agreeing on it,'' Djokovic said Monday. ''If you don't have, especially, top players testing the court and agreeing for this change, that should mean something. They should have value in what they say.
''Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The ATP should have done a better job in representing the players' rights.''
After further contemplation, the only good thing about the color blue is that song. Hello, '90s.