Random Thoughts On All Things Sport

Tag: Grand Slams

Artist v Artisan: A Battle For The Sports Fan’s Heart

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Sporting legacy is determined by how you play the game as it is by how much you win.

Last night, tennis world number 1 Novak Djokovic continued his relentless march towards sporting immortality after ruthlessly dismantling one of the sport’s all time greats, Rafa Nadal, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3, to win the Australian Open for a record seventh time. His pulverising manner of victory was the kind of humiliating punishment the best players dish out to the … Read the rest

Plus ça change Andy, plus ça change

There’s a famous quote attributed to Albert Einstein where he defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  Obviously no tennis coach except Ivan Lendl has managed to point out this truism to Andy Murray, or if they have, he has chosen to ignore it.  Unfortunately for him, it is the sole reason why he has now lost yet another Grand Slam final.

Andy has, of course, had the misfortune to play in probably the greatest era of … Read the rest