Originally Posted by pc1
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.
It is very close. But, IMO, Kuerten was an inherently more talented player and his game, both his stroke mechanics and his tactical approach to the game, was better suited to clay than Lendl's. I also think that a healthy Kuerten would be an even match for Nadal or Borg on clay.