Thread: Clay Court GOAT
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #1150
jean pierre
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Originally Posted by abmk View Post
oh, like federer had chance to play on green clay ...

on red clay, federer has had more success @ RG, more clay titles at Masters 1000 equivalent clay court events ...

the only edge Vilas has is those mickey mouse small tournaments .....
Vilas won on clay FO (beating Gottfried), USO (Connors), Rome (Noah), Monte-Carlo (Fibak and Lendl), Madrid (Lendl), Gstaad (Clerc), Hamburg (Fibak), and so many others tournaments, I don't think that was mickey mouse tournaments.
I don't know, and nobody knows, what Federer could have done on green clay. But I'm sure it's a very big chance for Federer that 2 Grand Slams are played on hard courts. And Vilas was very disappointed in 1978 when he discovered Flushing Meadows. If USO was played on green clay in 1978-1982, Vilas could have won a second time.
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