I came across an recent article by Jose Higueras (former pro). His view is that American players are not as dominating as in the past because they were not developed using clay courts when they were juniors. Some excerpts: "certain core attributes are best developed on clay and then augmented through experience on faster surfaces." "It seems, though, that one American after another brings his of hers almost robotic version of flatter, harder, and faster without any fallback plan and without footwork, balance, and dexterity of clay court players. This type of play places Americans at significant disadvantage to the 70% of the world that learns to play on clay." Her concludes, "Junior development + clay courts = success" I should point out that he is a spokesman for Har-tru. What do you think of this view? Is he just trying to sell Har-tru courts? Sampras and Agassi did well. Did they grow up playing significant amounts of time on clay? Do we need to send the USTA a copy of Higueras' article? They are suppossedly starting to train kids in "boot camps".