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post #39 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2005, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by skel1983
it will help them in the long run, look at Ferrero he is a guy who is clay court specialist but wants to become the complete player which i respect totally.
Clay court specialist is a term you might not want to throw around loosely here... and of all the examples, I think Ferrero is a poor one. He wants to "become" a complete player? You mean he's not already? He's been to the 4th round of Wimbledon more than once, we all know his success on clay, but he's no joke on hard courts either... you know, he did make it to the 2003 USO final?

And just because I feel like I have this argument at least once a week, here are his lifetime records on each surface:

Hard: 111-70
Clay: 149-41
Grass: 13-9
Carpet: 13-13

Clay courts may be his best surface, but they aren't his only one. He seems to challenge Federer more than many players on any surface.

Okay sorry. Ferrero being called a clay court "specialist" is a pet peeve of mine.

Clay court specialist = Puerta. Where does he go the rest of the year?

Troicki - Djokovic - Del Potro - Kyrgios - Berankis
Cibulkova - Robson - Kirilenko - Azarenka
Retired but always loving Ferrero - Ancic - Kiefer

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