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Old 12-03-2002, 10:31 PM   #4
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I do not know about Misha on faster surfaces. If you mean "grass" as a faster surface than I agree, because in terms of groundstrokes grass is even slower than clay. But for "really" fast surfaces - with fast and normal (or high ) bounce - his singlehander will probably be a liability - not enough time for backswing.. Single-handed topspin backhands are vulnerable indoors and on fast hardcourts...
As to playing Argentina.. Top-form Safin will blow away anyone on clay, except for, probably, Kuerten, and he is not Argentinian... Whether he'll be in good form by then, and whether we would get the third point remains to be seen. I wonder, given Nalbandyan heroics at Wimbledon and very good abilities of Canas on grass, wouldn't Argentina build a grasscourt for that.. But basically, if Canas is at his best Argies can really challenge us even if we are at our best - other Argentinian players - I do not consider them world-class as of now..
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