New year, new rules: Rule No. 17

Clay, grass and concrete all reward different skill sets. It's time to acknowlege this.

Updated: December 30, 2009, 11:48 AM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN The Magazine
Rafael NadalPatrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty ImagesThe best player on clay will likely not be the No. 1 seed in Paris. Odd.

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