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On This Day in Tennis History: A Day-By-Day Anthology of Anecdotes and Historical Happenings


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ISBN13: 9780942257427
ISBN10: 0942257421
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Fun and fact-filled, this compilation offers anniversaries, summaries, and anecdotes of events from the world of tennis for every day in the calendar year. Presented in a day-by-day format, the entries into this mini-encyclopedia include major tournament victory dates, summaries of the greatest matches ever played, trivia, and statistics as well as little-known and quirky happenings. Easy-to-use and packed with fascinating details, this compendium is the perfect companion for tennis and general sports fans alike.

About the Author

Randy Walker is a writer, publicist, and tennis historian. He served as the press officer at the U.S. Tennis Association for the U.S. Davis Cup team and three U.S. Olympic tennis teams. He also served as the editor of the U.S. Open Media Guide and Record Book. He lives in New York City.

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Inspired789, November 27, 2008 (view all comments by Inspired789)
Do you know when Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, the most fiery American champions, nearly came to blows? It was in the five-set final of the Michelob Light Challenge, a mere exhibition, in Rosemount, Ill., on Jan. 10, 1982. Do you know when Jack Kramer cruised to his first Wimbledon title -- losing only 37 games in seven matches as the first man to win there wearing shorts rather than traditional long flannel pants -- with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Box? It was July 4, 1947.
Do you know who was the last player to win an ATP tour event with a wooden racket? It was quirky stylist Miloslav Mecir, who won a five-set final over Yannick Noah at Indian Wells on March 19, 1989. What great act of sportsmanship was done by Andy Roddick May 5, 2005 that brought him accolades? Why was Aug. 31, 1881 a great day for American tennis, Aug. 15, 1995 a great day for Monica Seles, and Feb. 22, 2007 a great day for the entire sport? I'm not going to give away all the answers because I don't want to spoil the fun you'll have reading this day-by-day anthology of anecdotes, famous and not-so-famous historical happenings, and mini-biographies. Mixed in with the facts and stats are plenty of spicy and amusing quotes and often surprising trivia. One way or another, and often from several different angles, past and present champions from Tilden to Federer and Lenglen to Serena and near-champions are revealed in important and fascinating ways. "On This Day in Tennis History" is actually a mini-encyclopedia in disguise so that you can enjoy it in bits and pieces and then reread it at your leisure and pleasure. If you're a tennis newbie, you'll be enlightened on every page. If you're a tennis lifer, it will refresh your fond memories of glorious yesteryears. Either way, this book is a big winner.
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Walker, Randy
New Chapter Press
Sports and Fitness-Tennis
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