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.
Why are players who excel on clay court, Muster or anyone else, disparaged? Many many players excel on hard courts and accumulate all their points there and barely bother with clay or grass tournaments but they're not maligned for being better on one surface than the other. All surfaces are (or should be) equally as important and in fact, clay should get even more respect as it's one of the older more traditional surfaces.