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How to play:

Pick your team consisting of the 5 claycourters* you think will progress the furthest at Wimbledon 2005.

For countback, pick the qualifier or lucky loser you think will progress the furthest at this tournament.

*the classification of being a claycourter will be at my discretion. If I turn down a player's status as a claycourter and you are able to present substantial evidence in favour of your argument, the case will be reconsidered.

Scoring will be as follows:

**-1 point per set in every match**

-4 points for a 1st round victory
-8 points for a 2nd round victory
-16 points for a 3rd round victory
-30 points for a 4th round victory
-50 points for a QF victory
-75 points for a SF victory
-100 points for a F victory


Card Example:

player R
player G
player F
player O

Q/LL: player Z


Entries close at the start of play on Day 1.


Winner will be crowned, "Wimbledon Clay King", or any other deserving title that can be agreed upon.


For any queries/comments, don't hesitate to contact me :wavey:.
 

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Okay my clay boys:

1. Ferrero
2. GGL
3. Nadal
4. Gasquet
5. Verdasco

My Q/LL is Novak Djokovic
 

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1-Jose Chucho Acasuso
2-Guillermo Coria
3-Rafael Nadal
4-Mariano Puerta
5-Juan Carlos Ferrero

Q:Fernando Gonzalez
 

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1. Richard Gasquet
2. Tommy Robredo
3. Feliciano Lopez
4. Fernando Gonzalez
5. Juan Carlos Ferrero

Q. Karanusic
 

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OK, so the definition of claycourter is at one's individual discretion, but Berdych??!! Don't let that one title in Palermo last year fool you, he's won three matches on the surface this year. His game is much more suited to grass, so it wouldn't be a great surprise if he did well here.
 

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Sjengster said:
OK, so the definition of claycourter is at one's individual discretion, but Berdych??!! Don't let that one title in Palermo last year fool you, he's won three matches on the surface this year. His game is much more suited to grass, so it wouldn't be a great surprise if he did well here.
I agree. Didn't Berdych beat Federer OFF clay? Anyone who can do that is not a "claycourt specialist".
 

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so Nadal is not a claycourt specialist if I follow your logic ;)
 

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1. Tommy Robredo
2. Richard Gasquet
3. Nicolas Massu
4. Feliciano Lopez
5. David Nalbandian (?)

Q. Clement
 

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rocketrajic said:
so Nadal is not a claycourt specialist if I follow your logic ;)
Well, I was just backing up the reasons the previous person had stated. Nadal is obviously best on clay, just looking at his records on the surfaces. Berdych, howeverm his clay record does not jump out as better than his record on other surfaces.
 

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Feliciano Lopez is not a clay specialist at all, just because he is Spanish does not mean that he is.
 

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Yoel and co. said:
and neither is Verdasco, who beat Roddick on fast courts
Verdasco has more of a case of being here than what Lopez does.
 

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Berdych has won 9 titles combined from futures/challenger/international series... and 6 of those have come on clay... he also grew up playing on the dirt. at this stage in his career, i rate him a dirtballer
 

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its.like.that said:
Berdych has won 9 titles combined from futures/challenger/international series... and 6 of those have come on clay... he also grew up playing on the dirt. at this stage in his career, i rate him a dirtballer
With that reasoning Roddick has won 5 titles on clay I want him classified as a clauycourt player.
 
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