Originally Posted by Sjengster
In all seriousness, when you consider that the top seed that year was Australia's finest Andrew Ilie, perhaps it was something of a MM event at the time.... still, it's not like the US needs fewer claycourt tournaments, looking at American success nowadays at this time of year.
You can't be an Ilie hater actually, are you? I thought the whole world enjoyed the times when he was tearing his shirts to show what a Tarzan he was.
You are also underappreciating US successes on claycourts, regarding Mardy Fish last days and Andy Roddick in previous years. James Blake also appears as a claycourt-challenger beast
Anyway when Donald Young grows enough, he will beat'em all.