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  • n. A court whose surface is made of crushed shale, stone or brick.


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  • The specially built claycourt at the Plaza de Toros de los Califas bull ring will give the Spaniards a distinct advantage with world number five David Ferrer, who like Nadal has never lost a Davis Cup rubber on the red dirt, a formidable No.2.

    National pride provides fuel for Djokovic and Nadal

  • The diminutive Argentine is considered by some to be the finest claycourt player in the world; had his 31-match claycourt winning streak snapped with a loss to Roger Federer in the final of the Hamburg Masters two weeks ago; it was his first loss on the dirt since a semifinal defeat to Martin Verkerk at last year's French Open; won two claycourt events this season in - Sports

  • Salvaged his claycourt season with a semifinal at the Hamburg - Sports

  • Despite playing a limited schedule due to lingering wrist problems, has posted some positive results - reaching the quarterfinals or better in four of six events; advanced to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Monte Carlo and was runner-up at the Italia Masters - his first major claycourt final; plays well at the Grand Slam events; also reached the final at Wimbledon in 2002 and the semifinals at the 2003 U.S. - Sports

  • Has reached the final in five of 11 tournaments this season; captured Chennai in January and claycourt crowns in Acapulco and the Italia Masters; was a quarterfinalist two weeks ago at the - Sports

  • Chilean had extremely successful Olympics, winning bronze medal in singles and gold in doubles with Massu; is 36-16 this year, winning claycourt titles at BellSouth Open and ATP World Team - Sports

  • Broke through at Olympics, winning gold in singles and doubles with No. 14 Fernando Gonzalez; had lost in first round of previous two hardcourt events, at Toronto and Cincinnati; won one ATP title this season, the claycourt Generali Open; is - Sports

  • Having a disappointing season hampered by a right hip strain that forced her to retire in the opening match at Amelia Island, where she was defending champion; her claycourt results afterwards were middling - third-round losses at Charleston and - Sports

  • Cup in Charleston last month; won another claycourt event in - Sports

  • Continuing the breakthrough she had in 2003; won her second career WTA Tour title at Memphis in February; reached claycourt semifinals at Warsaw and Rome and quarterfinals at Amelia Island and Charleston; secured a stunning victory over then-No. - Sports


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