All posts tagged Rafael Nadal

From “A History of the Present”: The History of Lukas Rosol
July 2, 2012, Comments Off

[Lukas Rosol may have made an inglorious exit from Wimbledon but not before stunning Rafael Nadal and making Christopher ...

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 ...

A Rivalry to Remember
June 20, 2011, 4 Comments

On 6th of July, 2008, the technicians at the UK’s electric power transmission and distribution company, National G ...

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 ...