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post #74 of (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 01:00 AM
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Re: Fun in the boring mud! (the Clay Season thread)

Originally Posted by Richie_Roddick
Yeah, most of the latins and spaniards do very well in clay but this surface can be a bad option for great servers or players that hit pretty hard such as Roddick. Thats why fast surfaces like grass or hard help them a lot!
Sure, but it was not always like that. Agassi and Courier were true contenders on clay, for Sampras he would need to change his game substantially to have even greater success than the one he had. The problem for players growing up on hard courts is that flat shots bounce up higher and the opponent has more time to react. The current generation has underachieved on clay imho.

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