Do you know anything about Ancic? Have you seen his game? Have you seen his results? Can you produce any facts or reasons why Ancic is better on hard courts than on clay?
You're one of these people who automatically assumes that because he has a big serve-volley game and becasue his best results come on grass that he must be a better fast court player. Has it ever occured to you that a player could prefer both grass and clay to hard courts?
Tommy Haas on clay? Are you kidding? Does this ring a bell: Danai Udomchoke def Tommy Haas 6-3 2-6 7-6(6) 3-6 6-3
? His clay record includes losses to such clay specialists as Mardy Fish and Ivo Karlovic.
Check your facts before making such assumptions. Clay is the only surface on which the Croats would be garanteed a 5-0 victory.
Tommy Haas has won 1 title on clay and he has reached the final in Rome 4 years ago.
Besides he has betean many guys on clay like Gaudio, Moyá, Nalbandian, Corretja, Ríos, Safin, Bruguera, etc.
On the other hand Ancic has never won anything on clay and he never defetead anybody.
But the thing is that Ancic chokes every time he plays singles in davis cup, and it's probably that he will lose against Haas on every surface.
Ancic dosn't care, the main problem for Germany is Ljubicic and the best surface to play Ljubicic is clay.
Ivan plays well on clay but he is better on fast courts.
And at last, only on clay the germans can win the doubles.
Croatia is the favourite on clay too, but they are more favourites on fast courts, no doubt about it.