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    Rafa: My Story (Hardback) By (author) Rafael Nadal, By (author) John Carlin

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    DescriptionNo 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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847445148
    ISBN 10: 1847445144
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGS, BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    BIC subject category V2: WSJR2
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC22: 796.342092
    BISAC V2.8: SPO045000
    Thema V1.0: DNBS1, SFTA
    Illustrations note
    Section: 16, colour pix
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Sphere
    Publication date
    18 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rafael Nadal is a twenty-five-year-old professional tennis player. He has won a total of ten grand slam titles to date and is the youngest player of the open era to win all four majors. He was born in Majorca, Spain, where he still lives. John Carlin is currently a senior international writer for El Pais, the world's leading Spanish-language newspaper. He has also written for the BBC, the Independent, the Observer and the Sunday Times, and wrote the book that became the feature film Invictus.