Rafa: My Story

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Little, Brown Book Group, Aug 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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The 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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User Review  - sarahsmom4ever - Overstock.com

Since I have not read the book yet I cannot review it. However it is one that I am dying to read about. I love Rafa and the way he plays. TOO bad he didnt win the US Open 2011 but he still played well. Read full review

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User Review  - Yash - Goodreads

This book is an honest portrayal of a truly determined sport star. It tells his life story and how he has two natures, but more importantly it gives me inspiration to do my best and endure things in ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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