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    DescriptionThe Sunday Times bestselling autobiography from the greatest tennis player of his generation No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. Rapidly closing in on his friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 16 grand slam victories, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it. This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final - a match that John McEnroe called the 'greatest game of tennis ever played' - to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal's lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.


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    Title
    Rafa: My Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rafael Nadal, By (author) John Carlin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780751547733
    ISBN 10: 0751547735
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSJR2
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Libri: ENGM5780, ERIN2078, TENN5000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO045000
    DC23: 796.342092
    Illustrations note
    Section: 16, colour pix
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Sphere
    Publication date
    07 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rafael Nadal is a 26 year old professional tennis player, and winner of nine grand slam singles titles to date. He is without a doubt one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. John Carlin is an award-winning British journalist and author.
    Review quote
    Rafa: My Story is a terrific sporting memoir, full of memorable anecdotes and stamped with the authority of a ghostwriter who earned the complete trust of his subject. It is hard to imagine how Nadal could have done any more to get the best out of his own raw material. And it is to Carlin's enourmous credit that the book is a true reflection of the man, in every sense -- Ed Smith New Statesman Between them they have served up a winner -- Simon Redfern Independent Take a glimpse behind the curtain of both his private and professional life - it's as exciting as Rafa himself Woman's Own