Originally Posted by tangerine_dream
Hey Fedex, not to rain on your Fed is God parade, but I seem to recall him crashing out of the first round at Roland Garros about as often as Andy has.
And Roddick won two back-to-back clay titles last year, too, so neither one of them is really that
bad on clay, but I would still be surprised if Roger "dominated" clay this year, and also if any of the Americans made it past the third round.
So with Ferrero getting much needed rest now, I'm sure he'll come roaring back to reclaim his Roland Garros title this year (althought Coria and Nadal are causing me some concern these days). I just hope Juanqui is rejuvinated now because he didn't seem like he was really ready to play earlier this year.
All right lets get this straight. Roger is not BAD on clay!! Certainly much better than Andy, and if he would stop being a pussy, and playing in those american tournements like Houston with no 'true clay courters' his record would be really bad on clay. May i also remind you that Roger did make QF at RG, something Andy will be lucky to do in his career. Plus 2003 RG was so far back, and BEFORE Rogi's breakout, leading him to win the next 2/3 majors, so his mentality has changed alot since then. He's a totally different player from where he was a year ago.