What makes Nadal unbeatable on clay?

How do you beat Rafael Nadal on clay? Jim Courier says an opponent must slice to the backhand and go on the attack against the left-hander.

Updated: April 25, 2007, 3:18 PM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

A pro player once spoke about a certain opponent and declared that to him, being on the court against this guy was pretty much a stress-free environment.

Following his convincing win Sunday at the Tennis Masters Monte Carlo, one wonders if Rafael Nadal feels that way versus -- of all people -- Roger Federer. The 6-4, 6-4 score was a case of a match not as close as the score indicates. Once Nadal fought off break points at 3-4 in the first set, he dismantled Federer comprehensively, ...

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