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History of Tennis [9780847869879]

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Tennis, the much-loved sport, is a game for the ages dating back to sixteenth-century royal court matches played by King Henry VIII. History of Tennis captures the sport s long history, never short of theatrics, rivalries, power plays, political controversies, and inspiring personal stories. Beautiful historic and contemporary images of gripping matches like the unforgettable Bjorn Borg versus John McEnroe tiebreak match in 1980, to behind-the-scenes moments with tennis legends, and never-before-seen shots, grace each page accompanied by Richard Evans s intriguing stories and unique insight detailing the evolution of this majestic sport by decade. Starting as a European royal pastime and gaining popularity in England and France, the sport made its way to America in the late 1870s as the new game of lawn tennis, creating along the centuries legendary tennis superstars such as Bill Tilden, Suzanne Lenglen and the Four Musketeers, Fred Perry, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, and Steffi Graf. Now one of the most highly watched sports globally with top-billing icons like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Naomi Osaka, there is no stopping the power of this all enthralling game. This is a must-have volume for lifelong fans and those intrigued by the sporting theatre and grand culture of tennis.
AUTHOR: Richard Evans has covered tennis as a sports journalist since the 1960s, reporting on more than 204 Grand Slams. He is the author of twenty books, including the official history of the Davis Cup and the unofficial history of the modern game in Open Tennis. He was the play-byplay commentator for BBC Radio at Wimbledon for twenty years and is now heard on Tennis Channel at the French Open and AO Radio at the Australian Open.
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9780847869879
ISBN13:
9780847869879
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Author:
Richard Evans
Publisher:
Rizzoli International Publications
Publication:
23-Mar-2021
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
336
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Available to order
Weight:
800 Grams