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Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

He doesn't tend to lose to mugs at slams and breadsticked Rafa, pushing him to 5-7 in the third




I believe he will at least make the quarters on current form, after that it's anyone's game but I think he can beat Djokovic on clay and maybe Rafa is he plays aggressively

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

The darkest horse...darker than Nishikori, Tsonga, Dimitrov, Raonic etc...

Clayray with his exceptional brain can lose to literally anyone on clay...
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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

He was GOATing against Nadal in the first set but sadly he can't keep that level of play up. He could still do reasonably well though I think.

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He was GOATing against Nadal in the first set but sadly he can't keep that level of play up. He could still do reasonably well though I think.
He just needs to find consistency in his tactics. He switches between pushing, moonball, ballbashing, and offensive point construction. I really think he needs to up his serve a bit too.

But, he CAN do it. I just don't have any faith that he will.

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

If he was focused the same way against the lower ranked opponents as he is against the big guns then yes.
Sadly I think the motivation, focus he showed against Nadal will not be present in the earlier couple rounds and that's where he'll lose out. But on the bright side he showed last night what he is capable of on clay. I haven't seen that from him in nearly 3 years.


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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

I think he can hurt any from Nadal (current for), Djokovic, Wawrinka and Federer but beating more than one of them which he'd probably have to do? I doubt it.

I agree with acacacacademy.

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

As much as I would love it to be so, despite Andy showing very encouraging signs of being nearly back to his best last night, clay is always going to be his worst surface. So I doubt it.

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

Murraytards' delusion never ceases to baffle me. He has no chance of winning RG so he is not a dark horse. He can make a decent run however. He did well in Rome.
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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

Quarter finals seems par for the course in his case.

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

I guess so.

Wimbledon 2012 R2: Rosol def. Nadal 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4 2-6 6-4.

Wimbledon 2013 R1: Darcis def. Nadal 7-6 7-6 6-4.

Wimbledon 2014 R4: Kyrgios def. Nadal 7-6 5-7 7-6 6-3.

Wimbledon 2015 R2: Brown def. Nadal 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4.
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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

No, he's the favourite

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Re: Is Clayray the dark horse for the French?

No, R4 or beyond is a good result for him. Going to be very draw dependent obviously.

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