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The Competitive Urge Blog by Colin Chambers.
“I enjoy competing. My passion is tennis. Putting myself on the line is fun.”

Australian Open Final Review: Wawrinka v Nadal

Australian Open Final Review: Wawrinka v Nadal

What an amazing final it was. I know it wasn’t such an epic on court. More of a drama of sorts but as a culmination of an amazing path to glory it was a real feat of Tennis. Stan swept ...

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Rafa and Toni Nadal: What Makes It Work?

Rafa and Toni Nadal: What Makes It Work?

As part of a series of posts looking at the impact of coaching, who better to start with than the current No. 1 player and his coach, Rafael and Toni Nadal. As a long term coaching partnership it seems a ...

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Learning Goals: Practice or Pressure

Learning Goals: Practice or Pressure

My question in this article is, how do you practice and what goals do you set? Most people I meet focus on technique, some on strategy, but all isolate a specific part of their game and work on it. Is ...

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Drug Testing: Would You Postpone a Breath Test?

Drug Testing: Would You Postpone a Breath Test?

With the high profile drug related bans this year from Viktor Troicki and Marin Cilic among others the whole concept of drug use, testing, and the issue of¬†cheating in tennis is back in the spotlight. I don’t know about you ...

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US Open 2013 Review: Men’s Final: Solving Problems

US Open 2013 Review: Men’s Final: Solving Problems

I don’t know about you but I am slowly becoming a fan of Rafa. I have always been impressed by him of course but I naively concluded that his game was built on muscle. The closer I look the more ...

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US Open 2013 Preview: Womens draw so unpredictable

US Open 2013 Preview: Womens draw so unpredictable

The women’s draw is generally the hardest to predict and this year there really is a lot to consider. Along with Serena Williams, Azarenka and Sharapova we have newcomers like Sloane Stephens and Laura Robson rising fast and fearing nobody, ...

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