1. raph6

    Nadal will win all clay tournaments this year

    Considering the terrible form of all the supposed contenders on clay, it's likely that Nadal will win for the 1st time in his career all the clay tournaments this year (the important ones, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros). Djokovic level and confidence are too low to beat...
  2. Y

    Specific shoes for sliding on clay

    I play on Har Tru courts during Spring and Summer. Couple of questions: - Do I need to buy a different pair just for clay if I wanted to slide? Currently I use Asics Court FF on hard courts. - What videos would you recommend to learn how to slide? - Is there any difference sliding on red clay...
  3. RaulRamirez

    How many (clay) Big 3 Matchups Will We Get?

    Although there have been a total of 138 (53+47+38) of such matches, Big 3 matches are usually a treat for tennis fans. What's your projection? Will we get any showdowns of Roger/Rafa, Roger/Novak or Rafa/Novak on the clay swing, and how many do you foresee?
  4. liftordie

    Velocity/poly hybrid for CLAY spin player

    Anyone is playing with hybrid V/poly on clay with a strong spin game? Does it last long? What cross are you using?
  5. NKDM

    Roger will win MC & Rome in 2019

    Apparently it is season for everyone to win Masters they never did so I say Roger wins Rome and Monte Carlo. Vamos!
  6. HetTheGreaterer

    Wawrinka had higher peak at RG than nasal

    Djok beat nad (peakiest) at rg15 Wawr beat fed (peaking) & djok (ultronly peaking) So wawr > nadl at RG, no??? Disgust
  7. liftordie

    Gut/poly in Pure Aero on clay

    Anyone playing on red clay with Pure Aero and gut/poly? What is your experience with this setup?
  8. W

    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Vilas, Monte Carlo final 1980

    Bjorn Borg beat Guilermo Vilas 6-1 6-0 6-2 in the final of Monte Carlo 1980 on clay court Borg won 84 points, Vilas 42 Serve Stats Borg.... - 1st serve percentage (31/58) 53% - 1st serve points won (20/31) 65% - 2nd serve points won (19/27) 70% - Aces 1, Service Winners 1 - Double Faults 2 -...
  9. HetTheGreaterer

    Let us suumarise Djokovic's gameplan, techniques and tactics against rafa

    Djokovic has literally humiliated rafa so many times as we know. On every surface, 7-0 7-0 twice. And he is far better player than nadal on all other surfaces which are not clay... But still, We all know the universal truth that nadal is the king, or rather say god of clay courts. None in the...
  10. ADuck

    Looking at Rafa's W% on clay

    Rafa's winning percentage on clay is often shown in a way that doesn't give it as much praise as it should receive. To show you what I mean I've used the formula y = x/(1-x) What this does is show how win percentage (x-axis) correlates with how many average wins/loss (y-axis) What this shows...
  11. Sentinel

    Federer: The last few weeks were a bit boring

    Hehe. Feddy found the last few weeks boring !!!! Hint Hint.
  12. Adv. Edberg

    2018 Rome Masters - General Discussion

    La Dolce Vita At Italian Open Italian Open, or Rome Masters, features the best players at the Foro Italico in Rome. The tournament is one of the three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events contested on clay, but the event is more than just tennis; it is a total entertainment experience. High...
  13. HetTheGreaterer

    Kyle Edmund proves...djokovic victory was not 100% fluke

    Kyle Defeats david Goffin too.. 6-3 6-3 (david actually better CC player than djokovic at this moment) Back to back beatings of djoker and DG in 2R and 3R at Madrid Masters 2018 (Yes djoker in even decent form can beat him easily but still.... ) He has some potential maybe..lacks...
  14. ADuck

    Which titles should/could Nadal have lost?

    I personally believe Nadal *could* have lost 2011 if he had played Djokovic instead of Federer in the final. But still unlikely. In 2014 I felt Nadal *should* have lost the title. He was playing quite miserably right through the clay season perhaps affected by his loss to Stan Wawrinka in the...
  15. T

    Nadal's worst nightmare? One-hander on natural surfaces

    and the more natural one, the worse for Nadal... There is common view that one-handers are somehow handicaped when playing Rafa (because of his FH) and that this handicap is even greater on clay. What is the true? One-handers in general have just a little better winning percentage against...
  16. D

    Yeehaw! Clay season has arrived

    ...and not a moment too soon. I shift over to clay myself next three months. Enjoy hard courts and indoors but LOVE clay: Too bad my favourite isn’t playing, but here’s to an awesome clay season for everyone!
  17. J

    FS: Adidas Ubersonic 2, size 10, Clay, Black/White

    Item Description (Brand): Adidas Ubersonic 2.0 Clay, Black/White (This shoe: Quantity: 1 Size: Men's size 10 Condition (x out of 10): 9.5 *Specific Time Used (several, a little bit...
  18. ak24alive

    Which Clay Masters 1000 is best for Federer to play??

    Let's say Roger decides to play a clay Masters 1000 and Roland Garros in 2018. Considering the light schedule he wants and the court conditions and other factors such as his history at the tournaments which clay Masters1000 tournaments should he play??
  19. W

    Match Stats/Report - Bruguera vs Federer, Barcelona R64, 2000

    Sergi Bruguera beat Roger Federer 6-1 6-1 in the first round/round of 64 of Barcelona 2000 on clay Bruguera was 29 years old, Federer 18 (Note: I'm missing serve direction and return specifics for two points - 1 on each players serve. Both serves were returned, and are included in related...
  20. Z

    In search for clay shoe for hot weather

    Good day folks. Just run out of my stock of tennis shoes and looking for a new one. Here are my requirements: - herringbone thread, like clay shoe. However the shoes will be used exclusively on sand filled carpet courts, also known as omni courts. Very typical in rural Australia - hot weather...
  21. Krish0608

    RG '08 Rafa vs Nole

    RG '08 is best known for its one sided, embarrassing loss of Fed against PEAKdal on clay. But the real gem in that tournament in Rafa vs Nole. The first 2 sets are a blowout. Nole comes to life in the 3rd, coming back from down a break and going toe to toe with the greatest Nadal we have seen...
  22. N

    Is there a case for Roger ever playing on clay again?

    I just don't see it. The grinding, slow court surface is just not for 36+ yr old tennis and there isn't much to be gained any way. 2017 has shown us already how effective the clay season break has been. There are 3 slams on non-clay surfaces and it makes more sense statistically to play those...
  23. BlueClayGOAT

    Will Federer ever play on clay again?

    Simple question. And if he does, what are the chances of him winning RG/MC/Rome? RG i feel is out of bounds now. He has come close to MC/Rome titles in recent years, but lost in the finals.
  24. VolleyHelena

    Have we seen the last of Federer on Clay courts?

    At 36 and having skipped French Open last two years,do you think Federer will have a final go at an elusive 2nd French Open title and the missing Masters in his resume Monte Carlo and Rome Will Federer give up Clay to give his all on his favorite Grand Slam?
  25. BlueClayGOAT

    Can we all agree that Rafa on clay is the scariest thing in tennis, bar none?

    Rafa may not be the most versatile tennis player ever (which in itself is a bit of a laugh, since he did manage to win Slams on 3 surfaces in a calendar year), but if Earth had to challenge aliens at a sport, we would choose Rafa Nadal on clay in a best of 5 match. Discuss.
  26. BlueClayGOAT

    An evaluation of Federer and Djokovic on the all-time clay greats list

    Both have clearly been excellent and had the misfortune to play at the same time as the clay GOAT (a player who on his favored surface is the greatest challenge men's tennis has ever seen). However, both are overshadowed in overall clay titles and other stats by several other lesser-accomplished...
  27. T

    Can Stan Wawrinka dominate next clay court season?

    After their comebacks,both Nadal and Federer dominated their pet surfaces. Can Stanimal do the same?
  28. Guitario

    Why do clay courts provide so many bagels and one sides sets?

    I've always wondered why the clay season provides so many one sided sets, and is the surface with the highest probability for a bagel. What is the single biggest reason? I'm currently thinking it's mainly down to the slowing down of the court speed, thus rendering fast serves less effective -...
  29. A

    4.5 adult player looking to train on clay in Florida, recommendations?

    Hi, I'm a 4.5 player in my 30s looking to train and learn how to play on clay courts (I've always wanted to learn, looking for serious training/coaching). Any good recommendations that are also reasonably priced in Florida for places with some really good coaches and clay courts? Preferably...
  30. ByakuFubuki

    2017 Roland Garros R2: [11] Dimitrov vs [PR] Robredo

    I thought this would be an interesting match to discuss. So, despite the 261 positions of difference I don't expect this to be an easy task for Gricasso the Camel Jockey, who, after an amazing start of the year, has been struggling and losing early in every Tournament except Madrid and is 3/4...