Originally Posted by Clarky21
Why does this matter? If Nadal is expected to win off of his best surface, then the rest of them should expected to do so also. What you said is just an attempt to excuse away the fact that the rest of them are surface specialists the same as Nadal. But for obvious reasons, they don't take as much crap for it because their best surface is hardcourt, which is seen as a superior surface to clay by the ****s here.
Well considering that it is becoming far and away the most common surface on tour, it IS the superior surface by any objective measure. Accept it. It is the surface that rewards the most points to those who are good on it.
As I pointed out, and you conveniently ignored, if a player was extremely dominant on grass but couldn't get it done anywhere else they would be chastised by this board for focusing their game so narrowly.
This is why Nadal gets a lot of crap. His style was structured to succeed solely on a surface that was in decline while the rest of the tour adapted to playing a lot of HC tennis. It took him too long to adapt (he never fully did imo) and this is why his body has given him so many fits. On top of that, he and Tony whine endlessly about hardcourts being the prevailing surface on tour.