So Jose can you explain to me why Feli is such a mug on clay but is really good indoors and has a pretty decent (i.e powerful and effective
) serve too?
JC I agree.
Indeed I can.
As you know, the most common surface in Spain is red clay. Now, the strongholds of tennis here are the East Coast and Madrid and surroundings. Most top players (all in the top 100?) come from those areas. Tennis clubs in the East have almost 100% clay courts. The few hard courts are mainly used in case the clay courts are under maintenance or full, and never for instruction or serious matches. BUT in Madrid and surroundings, for some reason, hard courts are more common. Clay is still the boss, but you can find kids being taught on hard, and hard courts are more easily seen in clubs. I believe that's why players from those areas (Verdasco, LaLo etc.) have a less clayish game style, including better serves on average.
There are good servers in spain, Felifashion, Nando and even Almugro.
Of course. This isn't black or white.