All posts tagged Sport

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 ...

The God Who Failed*
March 16, 2012, Comments Off

  I write this not to praise Tendulkar, but to denounce the hundred. 1. It has come in a game India  lost. 2. It ...

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 ...

Learning Baseball
October 5, 2011, 4 Comments

I am a baseball novice. In India, the game is almost looked down upon, as though it is an unintelligent modification of ...

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 ...

The lost art of defending
February 6, 2011, 4 Comments

The illustrious Italian journalist, Gianni Brera is reported to have once written that ‘the perfect football game woul ...

Of Murray’s Tribulations and Djokovic’s Joy
January 30, 2011, Comments Off

Every time Andy Murray enters a Grand Slam tournament, the expectations are immense. These, of course, are only partly h ...

Of Tennis, Backhands, Henin and Gasquet
January 21, 2011, 1 Comment

Tennis is a glorious sport, one in which two players maul, with ferocious vigour, at each other from the opposite sides ...

Of Ricky Ponting
January 3, 2011, 6 Comments

It would be a travesty if Australia’s crushing loss to England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is to mark the end of R ...