Originally Posted by Tennis724
Personally, I'm loving it because clay is my favorite surface
. Hopefully Kiwi will improve this year.
I hope so, I guess he will never be a real force on clay, he never was in his whole career so far, but he really doesn't have to lose anything on clay. He got only a few wins in 2004.
But still, IMO he has underachieved last season on clay. He faced very difficult opponents (Youzhny, Coria, Volandri, Federer) and I think he is a much better play on clay than his record is representing. He just doesn't have to face a total claycourt specialist every time and I think a 4th round in a clay Masters would be well within his reach.