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How do you guys think Nadal would do in green clay?

Pirao666
02-10-2011, 07:15 PM
Let's say if the USO was played in green clay nowadays, do you think he would do better than in the current hard court? About the same? Or worse?

Nadull_tard
02-10-2011, 07:17 PM
You will find your answer in Wimbledon 2007-2010 results.

Pirao666
02-10-2011, 07:18 PM
You will find your answer in Wimbledon 2007-2010 results.

I'll take that as better ;)

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
02-10-2011, 08:17 PM
i thought green clay plays like a hard court with better sliding potential

in which case rafa probably dominates

its movement on a hard court that punishes him most

yeah the wimbledon results from 07-10 are probably accurate- maybe even better because grass has a low bounce

DrJules
02-10-2011, 08:57 PM
Let's say if the USO was played in green clay nowadays, do you think he would do better than in the current hard court? About the same? Or worse?

He would dominate it like RG.

Action Jackson
02-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Irrelevant, the better question is how would be perform on fast low indoor bouncing carpet.

He wins on any clay, next.

Pipsy
02-10-2011, 09:08 PM
Nadal finds it easier to move on natural surfaces. Domination would be expected...

TennisOnWood
02-10-2011, 09:18 PM
He can go to some Futures in Florida next year so we can check :p

scoobs
02-10-2011, 09:18 PM
I think he would roll around in it and look very fetching.

JeffCandoi
02-10-2011, 09:31 PM
Irrelevant, the better question is how would be perform on fast low indoor bouncing carpet.

He wins on any clay, next.

:worship:

Gabe32
02-10-2011, 10:20 PM
He's never played a match on green clay? I played on that the other day because my friend told me he knew of a clay court. I assumed it was red.

Is green "natural?" What is it?

TankingTheSet
02-10-2011, 10:53 PM
I think only once has an ATP-level tournament been played on green clay in recent times, Houston 2007. Ivo Karlovic won that tournament.

Yazoo.C
02-10-2011, 11:09 PM
I think only once has an ATP-level tournament been played on green clay in recent times, Houston 2007. Ivo Karlovic won that tournament.

It has been an ATP 250 tournament for a few years now I think (since 2009) :shrug:
I believe Chela won last year? :unsure:

scoobs
02-10-2011, 11:15 PM
Yes but 2007 was the only instance when it was played on green clay.

n8
02-10-2011, 11:40 PM
You will find your answer in Wimbledon 2007-2010 results.

Why not 2006 when he made the Wimbledon final? Nadal would play great on green clay I think.

Pirata.
02-11-2011, 01:09 AM
Green clay is so gross :o

My local club has it, I just hate the way it feels.

Sham Kay
02-11-2011, 01:11 AM
Ignoring past trends, I think Nadal will lose in the Final of the major "Green Clay" event for some reason.

Anyway, yeah to the question. Yeah.

StevoTG
02-11-2011, 01:22 AM
Delray Beach was played on green clay in 1999 as well as far as I know. I'd like to see more green clay.. I'd like to see anything that adds variety to the game.

In respons to the initial question. I suppose guys like Djokovic and Federer would fancy their chances against Rafa a bit more on green clay, but Rafa would still be the favourite.

Har-Tru
02-11-2011, 01:27 AM
Needless to say I'd like to see some green clay on the ATP again.

Remember there have been slams played on green clay (USO 1975-77).

As for the question, Nadal would dominate comfortably. Green clay doesn't play faster than, say Rome, Madrid or RG last year.

siloe26
02-11-2011, 10:11 AM
He would be the favourite, especially in a best of five. The other players would have more chances than at RG though.

It's a pity that the surface has almost disappeared. I don't know how it feels to play on it, but what I know is that I loved watching tennis played on it more than on any other surface.

Chartreuse
02-11-2011, 10:13 AM
If the USO was played on green clay, Nadal would have won 2 already.

Pirao666
02-11-2011, 10:43 AM
So the general consensus is green clay is more similar to red clay than red clay is to hard courts. I wonder if rocketassist will drop by to say hi :devil:

Sophocles
02-11-2011, 11:45 AM
Green clay does play differently. Just look at some of the results in the past: Connors beating Borg, McEnroe beating Lendl - these didn't happen on red clay. So I don't think Nadal would be all-but-invincible on the surface the way he is on red clay. But he probably would be the most successful player on the current tour by some distance.