Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
Yep, Courier was only good on clay because nobody was around that was a good claycourter. Would it hurt to give the guy some credit? I know his tennis was uninspired but he had a great run on clay beating the likes of Sergi, Costa, Muster, Agassi, Mancini, and others. He retrieved the ball really well, and was incredibly consistent from both wings. He harldy gave away a point.
Courier got fortunate that Wilander and Lendl were not forces and that's the same for Agassi as well, you mentioned Mancini he had one good year in 89 as for Muster he wasn't at his best till later. I mean once Rosset showed up Courier on clay, then Bruguera finished the job and he wasn't the same afterwards, and he was interim before the good claycourters really came through.