All posts tagged Roger Federer

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Tennis at the Olympics and Murray’s gigantic mental step
August 5, 2012, 4 Comments

How many of you remember that Nicolas Massu won gold in men’s singles tennis at the 2004 Olympics in Athens? Unless yo ...

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 ...

Roger Federer: A delayed appreciation
November 13, 2011, 10 Comments

I have often found that I appreciate the genius of a great sportsman best in his declining years. This is partly because ...

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 ...