Please. Serena is just being humble. Does Nadal ever say he would win even though he obviously would trash his opponents easily? He always says things like "I'll have to play my best tennis and hopefully I can win."In interviews he speaks like hes no. 100000 in the world and so does Serena. How gullible to believe what she says in a press conference. She has her image to maintain so she would not be "proud" and announce to the whole world that she has the potential to beat ATP players.
And Pics is definitely not the 2nd best on clay this year. In reality, Federer is ranked no.2 and Verdasco is no.3 so rankings do lie.
Mugray also certainly needs to beat some top players on clay to prove himself. He loses to the 1st decent player he meets on the surface. Just like Federer needs to continue proving himself on clay as people put him down for his FO win w/o facing Nadal and Nadal for his USO win w/o facing Federer, Murray also needs to prove himself. The point is he is still not consistent enough and needs to change his style of play to do well on clay, which is something he cant do.
By being bagelled, Mugray already shows that he has zero potential and mentality
Probably, I just should stop taking you seriously at this point. Obviously winning Toronto without dropping a set to Federer, Nadal or an in-form Nalbandian, means you have no potential
who is the best on clay this year, seemingly arbritrarily. Ferrer won an event on clay this year, Federer won none, Federer reached one final, Ferrer reached two, Federer made one TMS semi final, Ferrer made two. Yet despite performing worse overall, and achieving worse results (in all but one event), Federer is the better player! Does Federer even need to turn up? Or should he always be no. 2 in the rankings?
Equally, whatever Murray achieves, you've decided it 'doesn't count', because Murray simply isn't any good as a clay court player, in your mind. This is despite the fact that he's proven he can beat 'second tier' clay courters, and reach the QFs and SFs, which is all he needs to do to be top 20
. Who else are you putting above him? Players with worse results, who somehow deserve the ranking more - just because you say so?
Finally, I find it funny you try to pass Serena off as being humble, given everything she's said. Especially, when the content of her statement in this case, is "I can take on the guys, and I'm the only woman (besides Venus) who can". She was simply being realistic with her expectations. If she struggles with her hitting partner, how exactly is she going to take on someone within the top 100 of the ATP?
And with regard to Nadal, note that he never says he can't win
, merely that it will be very hard, that he'll have to play his best tennis, etc. But he always backs himself to play at his best, when it counts. Serena is
saying she can't win, which you would never hear from a top pro, and it demonstrates the gulf in ability between the men and women.