Originally Posted by Plastic Bertrand
I think this thread has been before and if so I apologise in advance.
Yes, I started the thread and yes the question needs posing and I am looking forward to even more rubbish articles during the clay seasons from people who don't know what they are talking about.
Here is an old article which sums up Corretja's feelings.
Wise man Corretja lectures on thriving Spanish game
2004-05-26 15:14:13 GMT (Reuters)
By Francois Thomazeau
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Alex Corretja, one of the wise veterans of Spanish tennis, gave a lecture on the state of the game in his country after easing into the French Open third round at the expense of Paradorn Srichapan on Wednesday.
"There are still some people who don't know about (Spanish) tennis and say we're all clay-court specialists," Corretja said after his 6-4 7-5 6-3 victory over the 13th seeded Thai.
"Just look at the statistics and look at the results of our careers and you'll realise we are not just clay-court specialists.
"I think (journalists) are just bored and don't know what to write,"
added Corretja, a finalist at Roland Garros in 1998 and 2001.
The Spaniard, who has boycotted Wimbledon in the past in protest at the tournament's seeding system, warned that his compatriots were capable of shining on all surfaces.
"I think now we can say that, even on grass, we can play very good tennis," he said.