Rafa Nadal (inbunden)
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Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2022-05-24
Förlag
The Ivy Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
150 photos + 20 graphics
Illustrationer
150+ photos
Dimensioner
235 x 178 x 21 mm
Vikt
835 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780711276130
Rafa Nadal (inbunden)

Rafa Nadal

The King of the Court

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This book is the complete guide to one of the greatest tennis players of the 21st century, winner of 22 grand slam men's singles titles, and undisputed King of the tennis court, Spain's raging bull, Rafael Nadal. This fully illustrated biography charts his journey to the top, from his early days being coached by his uncle Toni in Mallorca and dreaming of being a professional footballer, through his early tournament career, turning professional, his first senior ATP win, first grand slam win at Roland Garros, first Wimbledon win and first Olympic gold medal and record breaking 21st Grand Slam win. Written by Dominic Bliss, a veteran tennis journalist who has followed Nadal's career closely both on and off the court, this biography tracks Rafa's journey from painfully shy pin-up boy to senior statesman on the ATP Tour who continues to conquer worldwide, most recently claiming his 14th Roland Garros and 22nd Grand Slam title at the French Open in June 2022. Structured around 10 key matches in his long career, it takes readers from his first national junior championship win at age 14 (when he played with the pain of a broken finger on his racquet hand) through to his 21st Grand Slam title in January 2022, where he came back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev in an epic 5-set match. From his need for water bottles to be arranged 'a certain way' on the court, to his charity work raising $17 million to help the Red Cross' efforts to support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, this book examines every angle of Rafa as a human being, a model athlete, a serial winner. This definitive work on one of tennis' all time greats is not to be missed!
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Dominic Bliss has been writing on tennis for the past 25 years. Former editor of Ace Tennis magazine and British Tennis magazine, he also worked as tennis correspondent for the Financial Times, and has written two previous books on tennis. He has interviewed Rafa several times over the years, first when the young player was embarking on the ATP Tour, and later on assignment for magazines in Paris, Madrid and Mallorca.

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Introduction Early Years Mallorcan Boy Left-handed Clay-Court Tennis Rituals and Fears Making Money Raging Bull Fame in Spain Family What Lies Ahead Rafa and the Author Index Select Bibliography Picture Credits