1. W

    Match Stats/Report - Edberg vs Bruguera, Madrid final, 1993

    Stefan Edberg beat Sergi Bruguera 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in the Madrid final, 1993 on clay This was Edberg's 3rd and last career title on clay and his only title for the year. Bruguera would go onto win the French Open shortly afterwards Edberg won 101 points, Bruguera 74 Edberg serve-volleyed off all...
  2. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Madrid final 2010

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(5) in the Madrid final, 2010 on clay The win gave Nadal a record breaking 18 Masters 1000 title. He had recently won Monte Carlo and Rome and became the first player to win 3 consecutive Masters titles and remains the only player to sweep the 3 clay...
  3. W

    Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Agassi, Monte Carlo second round/R32, 1998

    Pete Sampras beat Andre Agassi 6-4, 7-5 in the Monte Carlo second round (round of 32), 1998 on clay It was the only match Sampras won in Monte Carlo. Sampras went on to end the year number 1 for the 6th straight year. Agassi had started the year ranked 110, was 21 at the time of this match...
  4. W

    Match Stats/Report - Borg vs Panatta, Bastad final, 1974

    Bjorn Borg beat Adriano Panatta 6-3, 6-0, 6-7(2), 6-3 in the Bastad final, 1974 on clay Borg had recently won his first titles in Rome and French Open Borg won 132 points, Panatta 101 Serve Stats Borg... - 1st serve percentage (66/123) 54% - 1st serve points won (43/66) 65% - 2nd serve...
  5. W

    Match Stats/Report - Lendl vs Mecir, Hamburg final, 1987

    Ivan Lendl beat Miloslav Mecir 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 in the Hamburg final, 1987 on clay Lendl would go onto win his third French Open shortly afterwards. Mecir had recently scored what would turn out to be his sole win over Lendl in the final of Miami...
  6. NRMM

    Best traction

    Guys which Nike Clay tennis shoes offers in your view the best traction ? I mean with the most agressive herringbone sole? I’m planning to give them a try on AstroTurf as I’m sick and tired of trying to find a Nike Omni or grass pair of tennis shoes - thanks!!!
  7. F

    Playing on clay vs. Plexicushion

    In my part of the world, 90% of courts are clay and 99.9% of players want to play only on clay. I learned to play tennis on red clay but recently spent some time playing on Plexipave Plexicushion "hard" courts. I actually discovered my hate for clay growing bigger and bigger the more I play on...
  8. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Djokovic, Monte Carlo first round, 2006

    Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the Monte Carlo first round, 2006 on clay It was the first meeting between the two. Federer would go onto advance to the final and lose to Rafael Nadal. Djokovic was an 18 year old qualifier Federer won 87 points, Djokovic 78 Serve Stats...
  9. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Djokovic vs Federer, Rome & French Open semi-finals 2012

    Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 6-2, 7-6(4) in the Rome semi-final, 2012 on clay Djokovic was the defending champion but would go onto lose the final to Rafael Nadal Djokovic won 71 points, Federer 60 Serve Stats Djokovic.... - 1st serve percentage (38/66) 58% - 1st serve points won...
  10. W

    Match Stats/Report - Wilander vs Noah, Davis Cup semi-final rubber, 1988

    Mats Wilander (Sweden) beat Yannick Noah (France) 2-6, 13-11, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in a Davis Cup semi-final rubber, 1988 on clay in Bastad, Swedan Sweden would go onto lose the final to West Germany, with Wilander losing in the first singles rubber Noah serve-volleyed off virtually all his first...
  11. HetTheGreaterer

    Nadal vs Fedovic on BO5 clay

    BO5 clay record of nadal vs fedovic.. 8-0 vs fed (MC 2006, ROME 2006, RG 2005-08, 2011, 2019) pushed to brink/5 sets once in 2006 ROME Won in 4 five times Straight sets win 2 times 6-1 vs djok (RG 2006-08, 2012-15) Pushed to brink/5 sets once in 2013 RG Won in 4 sets twice Straight sets win...
  12. HetTheGreaterer

    Which one is the best combo to take down BO5 claydal *Regularly* ??

    Discuss here. Fed with djoker BH Or Djo with Feder FH... Consider, we're talking about regular wins over Rafael Nadal, the king of clay in BO5 format. Not like upsets by 2009 soderling or 2015 djok win when nadal wasn't in a good form.. Also, please give reasons why you've chosen 1 combo...
  13. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Rome final 2006

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-7(0), 7-6(5), 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(5) in the Rome final 2006 on clay A couple of weeks earlier, Nadal had defeated Federer in the final at Monte Carlo...
  14. W

    Match Stats/Report - Nadal vs Federer, Monte Carlo final 2006

    Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(5) in the Monte Carlo final 2006 on clay The result saw Nadal defend the title from the previous year and move to 2-0 vs Federer on clay. He would go onto win Rome and the French Open...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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?
  19. D

    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!
  20. 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
  21. 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?
  22. 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 -...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Sentinel

    Federer: The last few weeks were a bit boring

    Hehe. Feddy found the last few weeks boring !!!! Hint Hint.
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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!