Thomas Muster won 40 ATP Titles of the 44 in total he won, on clay. He got the most important trophy definitely at the 1995 Roland Garros defeating in the final Michael Chang, in a year where many people said that he was one of the best clay-courts players if not the best.
This "nominee" is now next to the nine-time Roland Garros champion, Rafael Nadal.
'Don't call me king of clay, I won many clay-courts tournaments but there is only one king and that is Rafael Nadal', Muster said to SuperTennis TV.
'It's beautiful to be compared to him, but he won Roland Garros so many times, Rome and other events.' Muster doesn't write off Rafa for the 2017 season: 'We don't have to forget of him who could play very good in some events.
As for the rest of players, there could be again the rivalry between Djokovic and Murray and there could be some younger players as well. As for Roger [Federer], we can't know in which condition he will comeback.' Muster finally remembered his surprising win in Rome 1990.
The year before, a few months after the car accident, promised on the Central Court of the Foro Italico that he would have won the title the year after. And he did it: 'No one believed to me, and Instead I did it. Italy is one of the most important countries in my career', said Muster, who won three times in Rome but also in Palermo and Florence.