Poor on HC, make his seasons and titles on clay. 12 titles in his career, all on clay, he has also never made a non clay tournament final.
That record surprises me a bit as Almagro is always solid at the Australian Open.
If you look through his schedule over the last few years he really only plays the hard court grand slams and masters. The only weaker tournament he has consistently played is Auckland and that is the first tournament of the year.
So sure he is a better player on clay than hard, but he is no hard court mug, if he was playing those soft US 250s instead of vulturing the south american clay swing he would be winning hard court tournies no problem.