The Masters of the Courts

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PARIS, France — Rafael Nadal may be the king of clay court tennis, but Roland Garros' groundskeepers are the true artists. “They know the feeling of sliding. They know the feeling of playing,” Fabien Tiquet, a towering groundskeeper, says of the competitors. “What happens underneath, they don’t know.”
Photographs + text on the crew that prepares the French Open's iconic clay courts forThe New York Times.
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