Great athletes have a way of making the game look easy. On the other hand, the clay courts of Roland Garros have a way of making some of the best tennis players in the world appear very mortal. Can science help us understand success and failure in sports?
What are the mental skills that athletes need to master in order to perform better? And as fans, how can science deepen our understanding and appreciation of sports?
Are the best players all "intuitive physicists" and what exactly does that mean?