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Favorite clay court amongst players

I was wondering what Masters Series clay court tournament the players would like to win the most? I'm thinking Either Monte Carlo or Rome with Hamburg as the outsider.

Also I would like to know if there is any difference in the clay surface in these three when it comes to speed, bounce etc.
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Re: Favorite clay court amongst players

Monte Carlo would be the main one.

In short Monte Carlo is the closest to RG conditions and has produced the most RG winners in the year that Monte Carlo has been won. It's the middle when it comes to court speed.

Rome is the quickest, cause they use the least amount of clay on the surface and also it's the warmest out of the three and the warmer it is, the faster the clay plays. You have Sampras vs. Becker and Agassi vs. Haas finals that says enough about the pace.

Hamburg is the slowest and the heaviest as the reverse happens when the weather is cooler.

You are going to get bad bounces on clay anyway. Hamburg is the lowest in terms of bounce cause of the heaviness.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Favorite clay court amongst players

For some of the players the best success they had on clay was in their pottery class in school.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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do they have pottery class in the US?

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do they have pottery class in the US?
They'd use green clay instead.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Id agree with what GeorgeWHitler said, Hamburg would probably be the outsider.

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Great answer.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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