Originally Posted by Lee
Haas and Kiefer are not much better than Paradorn on clay.
I think they are. Paradorn had a 2-7 record on clay in 2005, 2-6 in 2004 and 2003, 2-4 in 2002. His opponents weren't big players. His matches on this surface show that he doesn't adapt well to it.
Haas results are not that bad on clay. He won Houston, was a finalist in Rome and had other good isolated results.
Kiefer had a good RG last year. He can play well on clay. Not the best surface for him, but the one that makes matches easier against Thailand.
Of course Tommy and Nicolas would be the favorites against Paradorn on fast surfaces, but it would be easier on clay. It would avoid Srichaphan to be dangerous and surprise them. It's just what I think.