Originally Posted by coolman
Both of these countries produce great clay players. So what makes Latino American claycourters different from European claycourters? Is one clay faster than another? Argentine players seem to be smarter strategists on clay and are less aggressive while the Europeans seem to be more rounded on all surfaces with their more aggressive styles.
Cooman you answer your own question very well~ cool
As for my two-Bob; I think the Spaniards are more all-court players->> as you say aggressive~ Moya in particular is handy on all surfaces & Ferrero is almost as good. They've both won hardcourt TMS titles; they've both made hardcourt Slam Finals (USO for Ferrero & AO for Moya)
.. Also Corretja was a pretty handy hardcourt player~ winning TMC 98!
The Argentinians (except Nalbandian) tend to play a more classic clay-court game; Coria the ultimate strategist, Gaudio beautiful movement, Chela has a bigger serve than most Argentinians so he's slightly different...
Of course Nalbandian is a great all-court player; though his suspect mind has prevented him winning any significant titles
Until now the Spaniards have produced many more Top-20 players & major title contenders, however in the last 18months the momentum has certainly shifted towards Argentina (surprising they couldn't do better at Davis Cup).