You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Sports

Embracing change -- at the heart of Nadal’s success this season

DNMUM396458 | 9/12/2017 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :631



Mumbai: Ever since Rafael Nadal picked up a tennis racquet at the age of four with his beloved Uncle Toni beside him, there has always been a set pattern to everything he does in and around the sport’s periphery.
Be it his game style, training sessions, or, of course, the detailed superstitious routine before every point, game, set and match, Nadal functioned like a well-oiled machine that can devastate humans on a tennis court.
But, for the last two-and-a-half years, that machine was starting to rust, and the humans at the other end of the net were beginning to break it down slowly yet steadily. Despite that, Nadal stuck with his structure for a major part of the period, relying on the tried-and-tested cross court and sometimes do
Read full story


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Sports

Third umpire’s howler goes unnoticed in MI-RCB game
DNMUM412448 | 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :261


Mumbai: The third umpire during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made a howler that went completely unnoticed.
Rohit Sharma’s MI defeated Virat Kohli’s RCB by 46 runs at
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

IPL 2018 - RR vs KKR: Nitish Rana's all-round show helps Kolkata defeat Rajasthan by seven wickets
DNWEB26755 | 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Web Team | WC :550

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. The win at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, was achieved on the back of an all-round performance from Nitish Rana. With

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Watch - IPL 2018: Dhawan plays a classic prank, but his SRH team-mates Shakib & Rashid are not impressed
DNWEB26758 | 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Web Team | WC :330

Every team has a gunda, Shah Rukh Khan's character Kabir Khan famously said in the movie Chak De! India. While in real life having a gunda might be slightly far-fetched, there's no doubt that every team does have at least one prankster.In Sunriser

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

'Mera cutie pie, sorry bhai': Hardik Pandya's apology to Ishan Kishan is the sweetest thing you'll see today
DNWEB26760 | 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM | Author : DNA Web Team | WC :330

Hardik Pandya issued a heartfelt apology to his Mumbai Indians (MI) team-mate Ishan Kishan after a throw by him hit the young keeper-batsman in the eye during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Tuesday.Kishan had to be taken of

Add To LightboxCalculate Price