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".
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".
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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.