Originally Posted by LawrenceOfTennis
I stated I consider Federer a greater clay courter than Courier.
But I consider Courier's FO win a bigger achievement because of the reasons above. What do you think about Agassi/Soderling difficulty wise?
I think Soderling was playing much alot better claycourt tennis in 2009 than Agassi ever played in his whole career, in fact it was one of the most impressive runs in any slam I have ever seen in my life. What did Agassi do in 1991 on clay?
He defeated Pat Mcenroe, Mancini, Hlasek and Becker in SF to get to RG final. He had a horrible year on clay, he didnt even care about clay, didnt even practice on red clay and came totaly unprepared to the tournament. His route was as easy as Courier's, where were all the great claycourters in that era?
Soderling in 2009 RG defeated Ferrer, Davydenko, Nadal and Gonzalez on his way to RG final. He was alot better prepared, was 18-6 on clay that year.
Dont forget Del Potro aswell, he was amazing in 2009 and gave one hell of a fight in the SF. Del Potro is also fully capable of winning RG one day.