All posts tagged Tennis

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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 ...

Federer achieves perfection
July 11, 2012, 3 Comments

It’s 30-30, 5-6 in the second set, of the Wimbledon final. Andy Murray plants his second serve to Roger Federer’s ba ...

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 ...

Haig Schneiderman – Columbia’s tennis captain
November 10, 2011, 2 Comments

Even at college level, tennis is an ethereally beautiful sport. The levels of strategy employed within the small rectang ...

A Year in Sport
September 12, 2011, 3 Comments

Celebrating 1 year of CriticalTwenties!

The shiny, sublime Grigor Dimitrov
September 1, 2011, 4 Comments

His knees are bent and his racquet’s head is pointed gently upwards. As he tosses the ball up, his entire body rises, ...

Flushing Meadows
August 28, 2011, 3 Comments

I was at Flushing Meadows earlier this week – to watch the first day of the qualifying rounds for the U.S. Open – an ...