Don't take for granted Nadal would necessarily beat Pete everytime on clay. Pete's real problem on clay was stamina due to his blood condition, not lack of ability to play on clay; he could beat any given clay courter if he had to as he showed in Davis Cup vs Russia when they laid out a super slow clay court just for him, it's just that he couldn't play 5 setters on clay every match for 7 matches as somebody like Muster could.
Actually, if Nadal were playing back then, he and Pete wouldn't have met very often on either clay or grass at all. On clay, Pete would have been knocked out too soon; grass, Nadal would have been bombed off court in an early round by any one of the big servers.
Last edited by 1970CRBase : 10-02-2009 at 12:08 AM.