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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2013
Description: 401 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: Jimmy Connors took the tennis world by storm like no player in the history of the game. A shaggy-haired working-class kid from the wrong side of the tracks, he was prepared to battle for every point, to shout and scream until he was heard, and he didn't care whom he upset in doing so. He was brash, he was a brat. He was a crowd-pleaser, a revolutionary. And he won more tournaments than any other man. Ever.Only now, on the anniversary of his last Wimbledon victory (one of eight Grand Slam singles titles), his legendary tussle with John McEnroe in 1982, is Connors ready to set the record straight on what really happened on and off the court. The rivalry with McEnroe, that frequently threatened to turn violent. His romance with Chris Evert, which made them the sweethearts of the sport. The escapades with his partner in crime, Ilie Nastase. The deep roots of the fierce determination that made him the best player on the planet.This is no genteel memoir of a pillar of the tennis establishment. Unflinching, hard-hitting, humorous and passionate, this is the story of the one and only Jimmy Connors.