• Pete Sampras: A Champion's Mind See large image

    Pete Sampras: A Champion's Mind (Paperback) By (author) Pete Sampras, With Peter Bodo

    $11.30 - Save $4.83 29% off - RRP $16.13 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionPete Sampras is arguably the greatest player tennis has ever seen. A man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented No. 1 world ranking for 286 consecutive weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible an as yet unbroken 14 Grand Slam record. Yet while more vocal rivals often grabbed the headlines, Pete gave everything on the court, revealing little outside it. Now, in A Champion's Mind, this very private champion, who so often recoiled from letting the world 'inside his head', finally opens up. Here, for the first time, Pete speaks candidly about the personal trials he faced; the single-minded determination crucial to survival in the topflight; and the pressure of competing under the unblinking gaze of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic prowess. He describes the titanic matches fought, the personalities and the rivalries - a devastating early loss to Stefan Edberg, and his consequent monastic commitment to the game; Davis Cup doubles with a fiery John McEnroe; a gruelling, four-hour US Open quarterfinal against Alex Corretja, ending with a tie-break and Pete on a drip; and of course Andre Agassi, arch-rival and friend, the player Pete faced at his first Grand Slam final and his last, 12 years later. Frank, insightful and passionate A Champion's Mind is a unique and intimate account of what it takes to win. Pete Sampras was the youngest male player to win the US Open and holds 64 top level singles titles and two doubles. In 2005 TENNIS magazine named him the greatest player of the open era. Peter Bodo is a senior editor and chief columnist at TENNIS magazine.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Pete Sampras

    Title
    Pete Sampras
    Subtitle
    A Champion's Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pete Sampras, With Peter Bodo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 241 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845135461
    ISBN 10: 1845135466
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSJR2
    DC22: 796.342092
    BISAC V2.8: SPO045000
    BIC subject category V2: CVS
    Thema V1.0: DNBS1, SFTA
    Illustrations note
    ports. (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    25 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Pete Sampras was the youngest male player to win the US Open and holds sixty-four top-level singles titles and two doubles. In 2005 TENNIS magazine named him the greatest player of the open era.