Originally Posted by soonha
You misunderstood my point. You would get to know that I replied to PamV's post and we both mentioned about his competition on hard court,
PamV says a lot of things. I can tear up into pieces almost every sentence she says, but it'd be a waste of time.
For me her main idea is here:
Originally Posted by PamV
What is strange to me is the fact that Roger had a lot more competition coming up through the ranks than what Nadal had to face to climb to #2.
When you ask where are all the clay court specialists .....I say they are out there the problem is they are all either too much smaller, and/or else they are head cases who choke away sets.
These two statements basically dismiss Nadal's current competition. The situation on the tour is so gloomy that I start to fancy my chances. After all I'm 186 sm and I've never had a reputation of a choker while playing backyard tournaments.
Why to worry about the "lack of competition" for Nadal on hc. His results at 4 last non clay Slams: 4rd, 2rd, 3rd, DNP; and DNP for TMC indoors. And he's still No2 with the amount of points that could be enough for the No1 position any other year. It's clear that his ranking was earned mostly on clay.