Originally Posted by TwistServe
This is the joke clay tournament of the year hehe, cause if Roddick can win it then it shows the quality of clayers here.
I wouldn't say this is the joke clay tournament of the year.
Roddick seems to win this title alot because he feels comfortable at/near home. It's true that when watching matches of Ginepri, Dent & Roddick, fans obviously don't see true clay court tactics.
But with names like Luis Horna, Juan Monaco, Fernando Vicente, & Albert Montanes, surely we can expect some respectable clay tennis.
Agassi won this title recently. Coria played here when making his comeback.
Mariano Puerta played here in 2005 & of course was a Roland Garros finalist the same year.