All posts tagged Novak Djokovic

Nadal tweaks tactics to overcome the Djokovic barrier
June 13, 2012, 5 Comments

It started at the Indian Wells final in March 2011. Novak Djokovic, having recently won his second grand slam title, was ...

Talent: No question. Intangibles: ?
Andy Murray and the “clutch” question.
February 2, 2012, 3 Comments

Andy Murray isn’t an ethereally beautiful being. He doesn’t brim with flawlessness. His tennis doesn’t radiate wit ...

2011 in Review
December 30, 2011, 2 Comments

It was only in September, when Critical Twenties turned a year old, that I wrote a piece on the year in sport, and in th ...

Djokovic and the Art of Preserving Energy
July 4, 2011, 1 Comment

July 20, 1937: Don Budge and Gottfried von Cramm meet in the centre court at Wimbledon in the final tie of the Davis Cup ...

Murray and the lack of a champion’s mind
July 2, 2011, 4 Comments

Very often we hear of a moment – a single point, a single tackle, or a single ball – that turned a sporting contest ...

Five things we learned from Roland Garros
June 7, 2011, 11 Comments

1. Roger Federer isn’t yet the greatest of all time: It is nigh on impossible, I believe to make such an assertion in ...

Roland Garros and the Prospect of a New Champion
May 21, 2011, 5 Comments

Of all the Grand Slam tournaments, I love the French Open – or if you prefer, as I do, its more endearing name, Roland ...