Originally Posted by Lee
Most players going deep into Roland Garros are quite exhausted and won't be able to play any tune-up tournaments. From clay to grass is a big adjustment and it's quite useless flying all the way from home (especially South Americans) to Wimbleton and play a match.
Yeah, that's why Agassi always pulled out of Wimbledon every year
That's why Ferrrero pulled out of Wimbledon after winning RG last year
If the South Americans don't want to be branded "clay courters" they need the cajones to try to do better on grass.
Gaudio, I do think he probably pulled out more from the exhaltation of winning RG, his probably one and only slam.
Looked at Henman this year, he's a good grass court player, he went to SF in RG, no practice on grass court and promptly lost his first match on grass. Let alone players who are not good on grass.
Henman still has the good possibility of winning Wimby.