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Molding French Open seeds for clay

Originally Published: May 20, 2009
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

'Tis the season for thinking about clay, not grass. But every year when the French Open seeding lists are released, the mind briefly wanders back to Wimbledon.

When seeding male players for the Wimbledon Championships, the All England Club uses a formula that gives players extra credit for their grass-court performances. It doesn't always yield perfect results, but does give the tournament a more customized seeding list than the year-round, all-surface world rankings.

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