but the past kings never go away either. just like the past presidents.
president bill Clinton is forever a president Clinton.
anyway the king of clay is a unique title as the best of the best in history on that surface have been vilas (46 clay titles), borg, muster, and now nadal.
I believe they will forever be known as kings of clay and they are when I read about them here and there.
I think nadal has 38 clay titles. he will get another 10-12 before he is done.
he cannot possibly be known as anything other than the king of clay. that is how history will see him and that is the best description.
nadal just happens to be the ultimate king of clay.