I think the USTA should set up some type of program/make arrangement to help players who want to compete in South America. It would greatly benefit young players who prefer red clay like Fratangelo and Halebian.
I have been saying this for years but it makes too much sense for the USTA
I honestly think Bjorn would be much further along now if he were playing clay futures in Europe and South American the last year.
The funniest thing is how people at the USTA constantly talk about wanting to produce players that are good on red clay. Do they ever take the obvious steps to make it happen? Hell no