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The Master of Clay Takes Aim at the Fast Courts
Different Surfaces, Different Play
Rafael Nadal is a master on clay, winning the past three French Opens. But to win on the faster surfaces of Wimbledon’s grass and the hardcourts of the United States Open requires Nadal to change his approach. Here we examine how these surfaces place different demands on the player, and how Nadal is adjusting to the game.