American clay v.s. European clay!

American clay v.s. European clay!

Post by Robert Appelfeld » Sat, 27 Apr 1996 04:00:00


The red European clay doesn't seem to  meet the likeing of american players,
since Monaco has taken out them all. You would think that Chang,Courier and
Agassi could do much better than this. Maybee Muster has a point that american
money deside the court surface, in favoir of hardcourt.People talk about
Muster not being a worthy no.1, what about Agassi. The way he has been playing
(the match against A. Costa) isn't exactly worthy of top 20, let alone top 5,
or no.1.Maybee Pete can restore american tennis pride on the claycourt, but I
doubt it..  

 
 
 

American clay v.s. European clay!

Post by Robert Appelfeld » Sat, 27 Apr 1996 04:00:00

The red European clay doesn't seem to  meet the likeing of american players,
since Monaco has taken out them all. You would think that Chang,Courier and
Agassi could do much better than this. Maybee Muster has a point that american
money deside the court surface, in favoir of hardcourt.People talk about
Muster not being a worthy no.1, what about Agassi. The way he has been playing
(the match against A. Costa) isn't exactly worthy of top 20, let alone top 5,
or no.1.Maybee Pete can restore american tennis pride on the claycourt, but I
doubt it..   >

 
 
 

American clay v.s. European clay!

Post by Hooper Steven » Wed, 01 May 1996 04:00:00

I think the results from Monaco were rare.  But I have seen several
hardcourt tournaments (Super 9s or Grand Slams) where the entire QFs
and Semis were Americans.  I think by the time the French rolls around
the Americans will be much more accustomed to playing on clay.  I
expect there to be at least three Americans in the QFs and hopefully
two in the semis.  I think one of the big four Americans (Sampras,
Agassi, Chang, Courier) will win the French this year.

Hooper Stevens

 
 
 

American clay v.s. European clay!

Post by Munzil Qures » Sun, 05 May 1996 04:00:00

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>Subject: Re: American clay  v.s. European clay!
>Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 19:30:53 -0400
>I think the results from Monaco were rare.  But I have seen several
>hardcourt tournaments (Super 9s or Grand Slams) where the entire QFs
>and Semis were Americans.  I think by the time the French rolls around
>the Americans will be much more accustomed to playing on clay.  I
>expect there to be at least three Americans in the QFs and hopefully
>two in the semis.  I think one of the big four Americans (Sampras,
>Agassi, Chang, Courier) will win the French this year.
>Hooper Stevens

I'd say they all have a chance except for Sampras. I don't know why so many
people are ruling out Americans. They've had a slow start but the clay season
has just started. The top contenders really are Muster, Agassi, Chang, Rios
and Courier. I'll bet that A. Costa will take one of these players out and
push another to the brink of elimination but he won't WIN the tournament. I
don't think Rios will win it either.