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Smile The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

1. Roger Federer
2. Marat Safin
3. Andy Roddick

These are the players that when they're AT THEIR BEST, are untouchable by the rest of the tour. They have all proven on their worst surface - clay.

And have won hardcourt slams. And are forces on grass.

Of course, Roger is the peak player of out the three and then Marat and then Andy. They have dominated recently and will continue to do so in the future.

In fact, these three have won 8 out of the last 10 grand slams. The other two won by claycourt clones. It's only a matter of time before these three catch up and dominate the clay too.

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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

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1. Roger Federer
2. Marat Safin
3. Andy Roddick

These are the players that when they're AT THEIR BEST, are untouchable by the rest of the tour. They have all proven on their worst surface - clay.

And have won hardcourt slams. And are forces on grass.
How can Clay be Safin's worst surface when he has had better results at RG than at Wimbledon ?

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In fact, these three have won 8 out of the last 10 grand slams. The other two won by claycourt clones. It's only a matter of time before these three catch up and dominate the clay too.
In fact, Roger has won 6 of the last 10 slams the other 4 having been taken by 4 different players.

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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

Nadal is a claycourt clone? A claycourt clone of whom?

And since when is Andy Roddick untouchable at his best? On his serve, maybe... but come on.


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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

Come on (no pun intended), Hewitt is more "untouchable" on clay than Roddick is. He should be higher on that list than Roddick.

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Come on (no pun intended), Hewitt is more "untouchable" on clay than Roddick is. He should be higher on that list than Roddick.
Yes, and he's actually won a slam on a surface other than hard.

But Sam wouldn't note that, because he hates Hewitt.


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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

Andy Roddick untouchable on clay? Look at his results on clay this year, and then pontificate. He only wins in Houston because all the majour clay playetrs are playing in europe. You make me laugh with your overestimation of Roddick's ability on Clay.
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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

Andy Roddick is not going to dominate clay, no matter how much you have the hots for him. His claycourt titles, numerous as they are, were at very insignificant tournaments. The only claycourt specialist Roddick has beaten in Houston is Guillermo Coria in 2002. Coria was ranked #198 at the time.

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Roddick isnt in the top 50 on clay.
Safin isnt in the top 20 on grass.
Fed is the only real all surface player out of those three.
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Send in the clowns, where are the clowns, sorry I should have realised who the thread starter was, apart from Federer, the rest could be described as T-r-o-l-l.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Send in the clowns, where are the clowns, sorry I should have realised who the thread starter was, apart from Federer, the rest could be described as T-r-o-l-l.
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Is that Per Gessle on your avy?
No, señor it is not Per Gessle.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

Results wise, Federer and Roddick DO fit the bill although I'm sure that Roddick woould be the first to tell everyone that 3-4 tournies on clay is more than enough. The same could be said of Safin. Even though Roddick's claycourt victoires have contained not the greatest of claycourt fields, he has still won a nice chunk of tournies on clay and that can't be taken away from him. He probably played one of his best matches of the year against Grosjean on clay in Houston.
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Re: The 3 peak all-surface players of today...

Federer
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Gasquet (up and coming)

Safin with his head screwed on or a younger Agassi would replace either Nalbo or Gasquet
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