To understand Rafael Nadal it is important to understand that clay -- especially the kind made from crushed red brick -- could very well be part of his DNA. Here are some facts that may help to support this idea even further.
The tennis world at this time is certainly one to enjoy. The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry and the Federer-Nadal one (both of which are sadly on the back stretches) have just been magnificent to watch and admire.
Roger Federer lost early in the French Open this week and was immediately bombarded with retirement questions. He has brought so much class to the game, one can only hope his departure will be equally graceful.