He's probably the 5th best player on clay, so of course he's going to replicate them. Don't forget he pushed both Nadal and Djokovic (the best players on clay) and almost beat Djokovic. Your boy was lucky Murray choked up in that match.
he pushed nadal in monte carlo alright but thats what he does cause hes a pusher. nadal destroyed him in straights at the french
novak shouldve creamed him in straights too in rome, just got complacent and let him off the hook in the second (where he was a break up). really, you should watch the first set again, just to see how these two matchup on clay.