Originally Posted by philosophicalarf
Murray's top level on clay appears to be pretty impressive - but you still have to suspect he doesn't really like the stuff.
Against guys like Berdy/Ferrer/Almagro/Sod/etc, where he doesn't have that special motivation of trying to beat a top guy, I'm dubious he'd win.
That's what impresses me. He puts in so much work on a surface that he doesn't really like. Still makes 2 semis. Also, he'll win against Berdych or Soda, I'm pretty sure if they meet at RG. Both of them play a more hard-court style on clay with more flat groundies. In fact, Murray tops it better than those two, and constructs points better as well. Clay helps tacticians better than ballbashers.