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Who do we all think is the second greatest Clay court player of all time?

I've just read a post from another MTF'er saying that Rafa is on his way to being the greatest Clay court player of all time and it got me wondering who you guys would say was the second greatest Clay courter of all time? I'd just be interested to read everyone's opinions as to be honest, I've never watched a huge amount of Clay court tennis in the past, just RG. Thank you
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Srichaphan or Kenneth Carlsen.

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as of now it's Nadal

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Open era: Borg.

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Nadull.
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Nadull, then again his competition is pathetic.

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Nadal.
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T. Muster
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1. Borg
2. Nadal
3. Muster
4. Kuerten
5. Wilander

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Re: Who do we all think is the second greatest Clay court player of all time?

Right now, Nadal.
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Re: Who do we all think is the second greatest Clay court player of all time?

Nadal.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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So most of you naming Nadal as second still have Borg as the greatest, I guess.

Well, not for me any longer. Borg failed to win three USO on clay, Nadal would already have them in the bag. Borg has 6 RG, but did not dominate in every clay tournament the way Nadal does. So Borg may still be the best at RG but not the best "claycourter" in the open era for me.

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1. Borg
2. Nadal
3. Muster
4. Kuerten
5. Wilander
When all is said and done, Borg and Nadal will switch places. Where would you all put Vilas ?

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Re: Who do we all think is the second greatest Clay court player of all time?

Now, seriously (open era):

1. Borg
2. Nadal
3. Kuerten
4. Muster
5. Vilas

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Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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