When we seriously think about it, his 2008 results (for a claycourter on hardcourts) isnt that bad.
Lost in Chennia final to Misha, a much better hard court player than him.
Lost in AO to Tsonga, who was en fuego, like Gonzalez in 07.
Let's throw out the Seppi loss
And Lost to Roddick, a player who has won a hard court slam, been ranked #1, is currently 6, who went on to win the title.
This is all on his least fave surface.
I mean, i dont see Roddick playing in Buenos Aires. I dont see Volandri playing indoors in Memphis or SJ, etc. etc. etc.
For a player on his worst surface, not too shabby.
But he should play more clay