Originally Posted by bruce goose
Thank you,but I wonder what Caro means,precisely,by 'just too good'.If she means that someone in GOAT mode--or near it--is just too good,then that's understandable.However,it'd be pretty defeatist if any top player having a decent day were just too good for her.If THAT'S how she thinks,then she truly DOES lack the confidence to beat a Top 5 player unless said player is having a very off day.Were you able to deduce what she meant by that?
Also,if it's true that the ATP or WTA can pressure a tourney to change a surface,then they could certainly ask those same events to respect Shit List,no-picture sanctions
Who knows what she truly means. Obviously if you take it at face value it's a nonsense right now. Because apparently many players outside the top 60 are continually too good for Caro. It came across as a line to sort of defend her decline, but in reality doesn't come across very well. As a whole though I did think the bits from Caro did come across as disappointing. She talked about waiting for her time to come because some players won't be around forever (obviously Serena), and she thinks eventually her time will come in grand slams, it doesn't necessarily have to be this year.
Even though the final decision came from ATP as a board. It was effectively forced by player power. Could you imagine a Masters 1000 in Madrid without Rafael Nadal (and Novak Djokovic to a lesser extent), the uproar it would cause. If Nadal says he isn't coming unless red clay is used, they're left with no choice.