Of the surfaces on which tennis is played - clay, hard court, carpet, synthetic - grass suits above all the serve-and-volley game.
The Argentine admits he prefers clay court tennis and it is rare to find such a player who is just as comfortable on grass.
I mean, the future of tennis lies in clay, and in creating new personalities, so I am not bothered if I am seen in some quarters as being a bit of a loner or a maverick.
Then again, clay is not his surface and the battalions of Argentine baseline craftsmen are always out to get him here.
The difference is like playing Tennis on a grass court and clay court.
He says his day job, which he loves, is maintaining the clay courts at the tennis club.
I've used polymer clay with children from second grade through sixth.
He sat in a rocking chair after dinner and smoked a long clay pipe.
But clay is her worst surface and she is still learning the business of running and winning on a court that turns the legs to jelly and the lungs to cement.
But the fine, white clay called kaolin was essential.
The fact that clay is the perfect surface on which to learn the game and yet British players are, for the most part, terrified of it, still astounds and perplexes Jones.
The later Babylonians adopted the same style of cuneiform writing on clay tablets.
The original sauna and jacuzzi in a turret have remained, alongside a swimming pool and clay tennis court.
Both were making clay pots, and everything seemed to be going along well.
Children are like wet clay - they take the shape they are moulded into.
‘I don't know if we are going to see any more clay court players at Wimbledon this year because of 32 seeds,’ he said.
Material culture included leather moccasins, pottery vessels with incised decoration, and clay figurines.
Higher rates must be used in heavy clay soils than in light sandy soils.
You can apply a layer of bentonite clay to seal the soil or lay a synthetic liner.
One slope of the mound had clay loam soil and another had sandy loam.
The soil is a silty clay loam and located in the Finger Lakes.
In 1851, British archaeologists discovered hundreds of clay tablets while digging in ancient Babylon.
He was not destined to rule the Centre Court or for that matter dominate the slow and slippery clay surface of the French Open.
The crafts will include stick making, painting, clay modelling, paper mache, collage and many more.
‘I am very, very surprised to be in the quarter-final because normally clay is my favourite surface,’ he said.
Nicole Bradtke says Australians must play on local claycourts in order to challenge for the French Open.