I’ve been reading this excellent book on tennis called The Inner Game of Tennis and I think it could apply to many things and not only different sports. It’s about reaching what many sports enthusiast call “the zone” through finding a term that author Timothy Galway call relaxed concentration.
Novak Djokovic has had the best year of his life in 2011, winning three Grand Slams but today he had to retire in the Davis Cup semi-final between Serbia and Argentina, giving Argentina a place in the finals. I write about this because I find the picture terribly strange. Can you really celebrate when someone is on the ground in pain? I don’t like Djokovic, but this is a bit much even for me.
If you want to read more about tennis I suggest you go to Tennisnerd. I will contribute there when I get the time. Need to focus on other things than tennis at the moment! 🙂
When you are serving from 2,08 meters you get a different perspective on things. You can create angles that other players can’t dream of. And that is what Karlovic uses to great effect. It is not really the pace that makes him dangerous, it is the placement.
Many thought it was strange that I cheered for Federer in the French Open final against Swede, Robin Söderling. But true tennis fans understand me. Federer IS tennis. His way of playing is simply superior to anyone else. He is a tennis artist, not a mere player. And now he has finally proved that he is the greatest of all time.
Roger Federer is the reason I started playing tennis again and for that I am so grateful I owe him my full support. Just the stylish way he plays; the liquid whip of a forehand, the cat-like movement, summing up a gracefulness never seen in a tennis player before.