Grass will be a welcome sight for Americans

Grass courts are better suited for Americans than the terre battue at Roland Garros. Greg Garber makes the case for which Americans have the best chance to succeed at Wimbledon because of the faster surface.

Updated: June 22, 2007, 2:56 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

For American tennis players, the emerald lawns of the All England Club beckon. After a spring of grinding on hostile clay courts in picturesque European cities -- the American men, you may remember, went a horrific 0-for-9 in the first round at Roland Garros -- they finally have arrived at Wimbledon's greener pastures.

Analyst Mary Carillo has always been a proponent of clay, the surface that reveals an athlete's every flaw.

"Clay teaches you how to manage a court, how to finish a point, ...

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