Originally Posted by Bobby Jr
If clay wants more of the pie, should have their season split similarly - as I suggested. Putting them all in a row would achieve little positive - but would increase the incidence of Thomas Muster-style players who sneakily accumulated the vast majorty of their points on their favourite surface and then put stuff-all effort in elsewhere.
You are being extremely unfair to Muster here.
When his career began, although he started off on clay, he was more of a HC player, and it was only after he got his knee crushed in Key Biscayne that he had to play the majority of his matches on clay. Not because he wanted to, but because he couldn't last the distance on HC (I'll grant you he couldn't be bothered with old-style grass). He didn't really have any choice in the matter.