The slower the court, the more it favors the spaniards is a conventional thought and it applies to almost all scenarios. However, the notion fails to answer why is rafael nadal so much tougher to beat on the grass courts in comparision to slower hard courts used at Melbourne or Indian wells. Grass is skiddy, more abrasive in nature, the balls keep low (not good for some one who uses extreme grips on ground strokes liek nadal does) and the ball moves through the court quicker than many hard courts despite the recent slowing down of grass. How on Earth does the spaniard become the indomitable force on grass? How