Originally Posted by dangalak
Federer wasn't really at his clay court peak though. That was around 2006.
Federer had just won Hamburg for the second time, beating Coria in the final by the score of 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. Going into that 2004 Hamburg final against Federer, Coria had won his previous 31 matches on clay. Although Coria entered the 2004 French Open as the favourite, Federer was seen as his biggest challenger.