Originally Posted by Silvio
JCF "the fighter" vs Mayer "its.like.that thinks he's grasscourt player". Pass.
And if Mario survives today match he will be good pick next week vs Safin, Hewitt, Federer(necesseraly in that order).
I admire your dedication to objectivity
... Sadly there will be no fairytale for the Superset kid this year.
However, regarding our 6'5" german friend, who from 4 grasscourt tournaments, has a 7-3 record, with his only losses coming to Federer, Grosjean and Youzhny in a 3rd set tiebreak... I have to say he is more suited to this surface than any other.
On clay this year, Mayer is 3-9, with his only wins coming against Tenconi, Benneteau and Ulihrach. He won a mere 7 games when losing in straight sets to Tommy Haas at Roland Garros, he also lost 1 & 2 to Ancic in Hamburg, and he also lost to Peter Luczak - a guy who can't even make the main draw of slams without a wildcard.
Or perhaps Mayer is a hardcourter? Mayer is 5-7 on hardcourts this year, mainly thanks to a solid outing in Miami. However, at the Aussie Open, Mayer only managed 3 games when being humiliated by the mediocre James Blake.
1. At the French, US and Australian Opens combined, Mayer has a 3-5 record.
2. At Wimbledon, Mayer has a 6-1 record.
I rest my case...