Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
Kuerten is one of those special players whose career had so much more promise than his health permitted. IMO, he had what it took to be an all time great. He also had an amazingly positive attitude on the court that you rarely see in tennis.
On clay, at his best I believe Kuerten was superior to Lendl but on record I think Lendl was better. It's close. Kuerten is one of the few players I believe would have a good chance to beat Nadal at his best on red clay.
The guy had a very underrated serve also and he could play well on faster surfaces.