Tennis Confidential II:
More of Today's Greatest Players,
Matches, and Controversies
Highly acclaimed Tennis Confidential gave you an insider's look at the colorful characters, intriguing story lines and heated debates that headline professional tennis. These dynamic elements all come together again in Paul Fein's latest book, Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies. Fein gives you the behind-the-scenes scoop about the sport you love with his insightful analyses and thought-provoking conclusions on a myriad of hot-button topics, plus fascinating features and probing interviews with popular players, past and present.
Who is the greatest men's and women's player in history? Is it clever or counter-productive to let players challenge line calls? How about on-court coaching and scoring system changes? Television and tennis' ruling bodies fervently push these controversial reforms, but do they help or hurt tennis? How can America produce tennis champions again? Fein, who has received more than 20 writing awards, debunks conventional wisdom as only he can, and his in-depth knowledge of the sport provide a welcome perspective. Whether you agree or disagree, you'll think about these controversies in new ways.
Fein also chronicles the extraordinary evolution of women's tennis, explores the "Russian Revolution," bemoans the near-extinction of serve-and-volley play, explains the lure of doubles, and celebrates the fun-loving Australian dynasty of yesteryear. Feature stories about Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras, and Andre Agassi capture their triumphs and travails. And riveting interviews with former greats − Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Mats Wilander, Martina Hingis and Yannick Noah − tell (almost) all about pro tennis on and off the courts.
This entertaining and compelling compendium of tennis interviews, features, and essays is sure to intrigue, inform, and enlighten. Anyone who enjoys tennis will find Tennis Confidential II a winner.
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