Best Clay Seasons 1990-2011  

Now let's add the Roland Garros results to the warmup results, and see who had the best overall clay
seasons.  Season here is defined as the April - June swing, so not included are the early South American
tournaments, nor the clay tourneys that come after Paris, like Bastad and Kitzbuhel.

Point allocation for Roland Garros:  W-20  F-14  SF-9  QF-5


Total  Year      Player
-------  -------   -------------------------
55      2007    Rafael Nadal
54      1995     Thomas Muster
52      2011      Rafael Nadal
50      2010     Rafael Nadal
48      2005    Rafael Nadal
48      2006    Rafael Nadal
48      2008    Rafael Nadal
43      2003    Juan Carlos Ferrero
41       1993    Sergi Bruguera
40      2001     Juan Carlos Ferrero
38      1990     Andres Gomez
37      2000    Gustavo Kuerten
37      2001     Gustavo Kuerten
36      1996     Thomas Muster
36      2008    Roger Federer
35      1998     Carlos Moya
35      2009    Rafael Nadal
35      2011      Novak Djokovic
34      2009    Roger Federer
32      1994     Sergi Bruguera
31       2004    Guillermo Coria
31       2007    Roger Federer
30      1990     Thomas Muster
30      1992     Jim Courier
30      1996     Yevgeny Kafelnikov
29      1992     Carlos Costa
29      1994     Andrei Medvedev
29      2000    Magnus Norman
29      2002    Albert Costa
28      1999     Marcelo Rios
28      2006    Roger Federer
27      1997     Alex Corretja
27      1999     Gustavo Kuerten
27      2008    Novak Djokovic
26      2000    Marat Safin
26      2003    Guillermo Coria
25      1991     Sergi Bruguera
25      1993    Andrei Medvedev
25      2004    Gaston Gaudio
24      1993    Jim Courier
24      2002    Juan Carlos Ferrero
24      2007    Novak Djokovic
23      1998     Alex Corretja
22      1992      Petr Korda
22      1994     Alberto Berasategui
22      1995     Sergi Bruguera
21       2004     Carlos Moya
21       2005     Roger Federer
21       2010      Fernando Verdasco
20      1990     Juan Aguilera
20      1990     Andrei Chesnokov
20      1991      Jim Courier
20      1997     Gustavo Kuerten
20      1999     Andre Agassi
20      2005    Nikolay Davy denko
20      2005    Mariano Puerta
20      2011      Roger Federer



Next:  Individual warmup indicators
Nadal has 6 of the top 7 best point totals
to firmly establish his claim as the best
claycourt player of all time.

Top scores by non-RG winners

40   Ferrero (2001)
36   Muster (1996)
36   Federer (2008)
35   Nadal (2009)
35   Djokovic (2011)
31    Coria (2004)
31    Federer (2007)
30   Muster (1990)


Most seasons with 20+ points

7 - Nadal
6 - Federer
4 - Bruguera, Kuerten
3 - Courier, Muster, Ferrero, Djokovic
2 - Medvedev, Corretja, Moya, Coria


Matchups at RG of 20+ players

1990  SF  Gomez d. Muster
1992   F   Courier d. Korda
1993  SF  Bruguera d. Medvedev
1993   F   Bruguera d. Courier
1994  QF  Bruguera d. Medvedev
1994   F    Bruguera d. Berasategui
1998   F    Moya d. Corretja
2000  QF  Norman d. Safin
2000   F    Kuerten d. Norman
2001   SF  Kuerten d. Ferrero
2002   F    Costa d. Ferrero
2004  QF  Coria d. Moya
2004   F    Gaudio d. Coria
2005  SF  Nadal d. Federer
2005  SF  Puerta d. Davydenko
2005    F   Nadal d. Puerta
2006    F   Nadal d. Federer
2007    F   Nadal d. Federer
2008   SF  Nadal d. Djokovic
2008    F   Nadal d. Federer
2011    SF  Federer d. Djokovic
2011     F    Nadal d. Federer
Clay Warmups 1990-2011