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Nadal's monopoly on clay indefinite

Updated: April 16, 2009, 1:18 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

It was just like old times Wednesday.

Impresario Rafael Nadal cruised in his 2009 clay-court opener at the Monte Carlo Masters and Roger Federer wasn't much worse.

The two are still favored to meet in the French Open final for a fourth straight year. There's little predictability, meanwhile, among the women.

Here are five burning questions leading into the heart of the clay-court season.

How do you stop Rafa?

The only thing ...

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