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Pressure is finally off Mauresmo

Updated: May 25, 2009, 11:38 AM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

A few years ago, there was no end to the clay-court dark horses or so-called dangerous floaters. Nowadays they seem to be dwindling.

However, when the French Open draw takes place Friday, you can bet the elite will be taking a closer look to see if any of the below are nearby. (Well, it doesn't really matter for four-time defending champion Rafael Nadal, does it?)

Just imagine 13-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, hoping to break through in Paris for the first ...

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