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'I think he's the best player on any surface'

...thats what cowan said about federer when watching him destroy rusedski. is he right? can federer really be called the best on clay when he hasn't been past the qf stage of roland garros yet??
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Re: 'I think he's the best player on any surface'

Yes, he will do the same thing on clay this year as he did on other surfaces last year. He will take us by storm and surprise us.

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Yes, he will do the same thing on clay this year as he did on other surfaces last year. He will take us by storm and surprise us.
maybe...who knows. what i do know is that your signature isn't entirely correct though and i disagree...dont think he can dominate on clay for a whole season
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makro why on earth do you still have that signature?
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Re: 'I think he's the best player on any surface'

I think he can be the best player on any surface, depends on the day, really. As far as clay goes if he shows up and plays his best he could give anyone a bad day. Nadal, Gaudio, and Coria are the best players on this surface until proven otherwise.

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Re: 'I think he's the best player on any surface'

whoever wins the FO is the best clay court player of the past 12 months so if Roger does that then he can be called that fairly.
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whoever wins the FO is the best clay court player of the past 12 months so if Roger does that then he can be called that fairly.
whoever wins the french is the best player on clay for the last 2 weeks...maybe!!
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Re: 'I think he's the best player on any surface'

cowan is federers and tims cheerleader, he is up their arse all day long.
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whoever wins the FO is the best clay court player of the past 12 months so if Roger does that then he can be called that fairly.
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Nadal, Gaudio, and Coria are the best players on this surface until proven otherwise.
Shall we wait till Nadal wins the FO or at least TMS on clay?
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whoever wins the french is the best player on clay for the last 2 weeks...maybe!!
french is the biggest clay event by far, i cant think of a better criteria for determining best clay courter of the year.
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french is the biggest clay event by far, i cant think of a better criteria for determining best clay courter of the year.
True. That holds up better for Wimbledon and grass though. There are enough big tournaments on clay in a year that an RG result can be overriden IMO. For example I still considered JCF the best clay court player in the world even though Costa beat him in '02. You even get aberrations at GS's.
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french is the biggest clay event by far, i cant think of a better criteria for determining best clay courter of the year.
So I guess you really feel that Gaudio was the best player on clay last year?
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So I guess you really feel that Gaudio was the best player on clay last year?
I'd be in great trouble to name the best clay-courter last year, my feeling is that quite a few players shared the booty
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So I guess you really feel that Gaudio was the best player on clay last year?
why not? although the final was so close that a case can be made for coria
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