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  1. Notes From Roland Garros, Pt. 4: The Threat of Terror and the Fre...

    Wesley Morris

    So there we all were, seated in Court Philippe Chatrier, already in a mild state of alert. Would David Ferrer figure out a way to mount a real challenge to Rafael Nadal, after losing to him 16 consecutive times on clay? Would the overcast sky have me...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Au Revoir, Les Enfants: A Report From Roland Garros

    Wesley Morris

    The color of the clay at Roland Garros is spray-tan orange. In French, it's "terre-battue," as in "beaten earth." But after the court's been combed and brushed, it's basically a glorious patch of suede. When it rains, the suede turns to mud. And off ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013