With the match at deuce, Nishikori’s back-hand bounced off the sideline and looked to be flying out of Federer’s reach. However, the 17-time Grand Slam winner reached down to his left and backhanded a beautiful shot that landed just shy of the baseline to claim the winning point.
The Portuguese superstar often suffers a dip in form at the start of the calendar year. In recent days, Ronaldo has not improved his January stats for Real Madrid. On Wednesday night he started the Copa del Rey match against Celta Vigo and played poorly, as Los Blancos surprisingly lost the first leg. On Saturday […]
Why do some footballers feel the need to conduct a bizarre run-up before taking a penalty? Surely less faffing about equals a significantly better chance of hitting the back of the net. We all remember Simone Zaza’s inexplicable run-up while playing for Italy against Germany at Euro 2016 – and look what happened there. Zaza’s […]
Like the Dog Whisperer The Nutmeg Whisperer doesn’t sound like the most flattering nickname in the world. We’re almost certain that Lionel Messi wouldn’t like it. But what the Nutmeg Whisperer doesn’t know won’t hurt him. So keep shtum. Let his football go The Barcelona superstar was up to his old tricks in an open […]
HAZARD ON FIRE And it’s fair to say that the technically astute star has been enjoying himself against Bournemouth. As you can see below, moments after former Barcelona star Pedro handed Conte’s side the lead with a well-taken strike from the edge of the box, Hazard almost scored the goal of the season. With the […]