International Tennis Magazine - July 2011

The July issue of International Tennis Magazine, includes:
French Open: Rafael Nadal & Li Na Triumph At Roland Garros
Rafael Nadal won his sixth Roland Garros title, equalling Bjorn Borg’s record, whilst in the women’s tournament Li Na became the first Chinese player ever to win a Grand Slam singles crown. Dominic Bliss reviews the highlights from Roland Garros, the second grand slam of the year
Rafael Nadal: A Scared Little Boy
Dogs, spiders, storms, motorbikes, sleeping in the dark… is there anything Rafael Nadal isn’t scared of? Dominic Bliss finds out how this Spanish player’s bold exterior masks an interior anxiety
 
David Ferrer: Looking At Tennis In A Different Way
Even though David Ferrer has spent much of his career in the shadow of his good friend Rafael Nadal, he still has a claim to being the ATP Tour’s most remarkable player. That’s not just because Ferrer’s 12th and 13th losses to Nadal in the Monte Carlo and Barcelona finals were preceded at the start of the year by a victory which ended the legendary Spaniard’s bid to regain the Australian Open title
 
Bounce: The Myth of Talent & the Power of Practice
When we watch Roger Federer or Andy Murray in action we are invariably astounded. Their abilities seem so far beyond the reach of us ordinary mortals as to occupy a different planet. Matthew Syed, author of Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice challenges this seductive idea and asks if our deepest assumptions about success in tennis - indeed, about life itself – are entirely misconceived
 
Player Comebacks: A Second Bite of the Cherry
Thomas Muster at 43? Kimiko Date-Krumm at 40? What makes retired tennis players attempt comebacks? And are they ever a good idea? Dominic Bliss looks at the former champions who decide to take a second bite of the cherry
 
The Anatomy of Stretching g: Will Flexibility Training Improve Your Game?
Brad Walker, an internationally recognised stretching and sports injury consultant and author of ‘The Anatomy of Stretching’, explains how flexibility training can improve your performance on court
 
Coaching & Instruction: The Swerve Pass
Clive Carrigan discusses the ‘Swerve Pass’, a shot which is played with increasing regularity on the Men’s World Tour
 
Frozen In Time: Michael Chang Wins 1989 French Open
Moonballing, gamesmanship and that infamous underhand serve… a teenage Michael Chang needed all the tricks in the book to win Roland Garros in 1989
 
World Rankings
Men’s & Women’s World Singles Rankings at a glance
 
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