Organizers needed 19 days and $1.63 million to create the court, which divides the surfaces by halves for a unique match in which a player can receive on clay and hit a winner on grass -- or vice versa.
Roger Federer might be the undisputed king of grass court tennis, but Rafael Nadal had the better of him in the match on the mixed surface(half clay-half grass) at Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands.
I managed to see a few clips of the match on ESPN's SportsCenter, and it was evident that both players suffered from the inconsistent bounce extracted on the grass court. Though it was an exhibition encounter, but the intensity was very evident with both the champions trying every bit to prove themselves. Rafael though came out trumps with 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (10).
Just managed to get hold of a video -