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Who are your top 8 players on clay?

Let's say you were hosting a special invitation-only event on outdoor red clay and you had to invite the world's best 8 players on the surface to play. Something like the "clay masters cup". Who would you invite and how would you seed them?

For me:

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Ferrer
5. Soderling
6. Del Potro
7. Berdych
8. Murray

Reserves: (9) Almagro and (10) Monfils.

This of course assumes everyone is fully fit. There are doubts if Soda will ever return, but I'm basing it on his form over the past few years.
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This season or all time?

Blue clay or red clay?

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What about Blake?

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Nadal
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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1. Quinzi
2. Di Mauro
3. Capone
4. Torresi
5. Torroni
6. Melchiorre
7. Crepaldi
8. Burzi

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What about Blake?
Blake may be poor on clay nowadays, but career wise he's not too bad. He's beaten the likes of Almagro, Moya (when top 10), Davydenko (ranked 11), Verdasco, Monfils, Monaco, Safin, Gonzalez, Murray and even Berlocq.
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Re: Who are your top 8 players on clay?

Though now Djoker is a strong clay courter, don't see why he's above Fed on those serious lists. Fed is by far the second most successful clay couter of the past ten years.

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1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Ferrer
5. Berdych
6. Del Potro
7. Almagro
8. Monfils

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Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Soderling
Ferrer
Del Potro
Berdych
Murray

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Re: Who are your top 8 players on clay?

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Ferrer
5. Soderling
6. Berdych
7. Murray
8. Del Potro
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Re: Who are your top 8 players on clay?

Almagro is so much better than del Potro, probably Berdych too. How else is he anywhere near top 8 when he´s a bit of a HC mug? He gets as many points in CC season as Murray with much harder draws
I´m not gonna include soderling

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2 Djokovic
3 Federer
4 Ferrer
5 Almagro
6 Berdych
7 del Potro
8 Murray



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Re: Who are your top 8 players on clay?

Nadal
Federer
Djokovic
Ferrer
Del Potro
Berdych
Almagro
Berlocq

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