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Why are all the clay specialists in the bottom half of the draw?

This reminds me of the AO where all the HC specialists were in the top half of the draw.
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This reminds me of the AO where all the HC specialists were in the top half of the draw.
No idea.

And as "hardcourt specialists" make up 85% of the tour I doubt the same argument can be made for the AO.
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Re: Why are all the clay specialists in the bottom half of the draw?

It's a conspiracy against Rafa. But SHH!! don't tell him. It's our secret.

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Re: Why are all the clay specialists in the bottom half of the draw?

Calling conspiracy theorists - cos Fed's in the top half?
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Re: Why are all the clay specialists in the bottom half of the draw?

Davydenko's quarter is a nightmare. This could probably have been integrated into the Draw thread.
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This reminds me of the AO where all the HC specialists were in the top half of the draw.
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No idea.

And as "hardcourt specialists" make up 85% of the tour I doubt the same argument can be made for the AO.


I feel some pity for the 15% that can't be included with hc specialists like Troicki, Serra, Simon, PHM, and Nieminen.

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Re: Why are all the clay specialists in the bottom half of the draw?

Its quite funny that except Nadal the top 5 claycourters are not specialists at all (Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Nalbandian, Davydenko).

I cant even remember the last time a claycourt specialist took a set from Nadal on clay, I think Gaudio did that in montecarlo 2006.
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because god hates clay specialists.
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I feel some pity for the 15% that can't be included with hc specialists like Troicki, Serra, Simon, PHM, and Nieminen.
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Re: Why are all the clay specialists in the bottom half of the draw?

are there really any claycourt specialists left in the game at the top end?

I mean, Rafa is obviously not. I'd say the same with Ferrer. So, anyone?
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Its quite funny that except Nadal the top 5 claycourters are not specialists at all (Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Nalbandian, Davydenko).

I cant even remember the last time a claycourt specialist took a set from Nadal on clay, I think Gaudio did that in montecarlo 2006.
Almagro and Pics Ferrer are better than Djokovic.

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are there really any claycourt specialists left in the game at the top end?

I mean, Rafa is obviously not. I'd say the same with Ferrer. So, anyone?
Maybe only the great one, Nole
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Almagro and Pics Ferrer are better than Djokovic.
Maybe Ferrer but Almagro is very weak and seem to only perform in mm clay tournaments. We will have to wait and see how Djokovic performs this clay season, if he has improved as much from last year as on hardcourt he could potentialy even be 2nd only to Nadal on clay.
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Maybe Ferrer but Almagro is very weak and seem to only perform in mm clay tournaments. We will have to wait and see how Djokovic performs this clay season, if he has improved as much from last year as on hardcourt he could potentialy even be 2nd only to Nadal on clay.
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