Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies

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Potomac Books, Inc., Apr 30, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 274 pages
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Award-winning tennis writer Paul Fein is back at his shot-making best with Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies. Tennis keeps moving forward and so does Fein, giving readers his insightful and thought-provoking opinions on a myriad of hot-button topics.Who is the greatest men's player ever? Who is the greatest women's player ever? Is it clever or counter-productive to let players challenge line calls? How about on-court coaching? Scoring system changes? The television networks and tennis' ruling bodies fervently push these controversial reforms, but do they help or hurt tennis? Fein questions and debunks conventional wisdom as only he can, and his in-depth knowledge and authoritative analyses of the sport provide a welcome perspective.Fein writes about today's headliners like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, and the Williams sisters, plus popular former champions such as Andre Agassi, Yannick Noah, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, and Stefan Edberg. He chronicles the exciting evolution of women's tennis and its heroic pioneers, explains the near-extinction of the dynamic serve-and-volley game and how to save it, and revisits an unforgettable era when tennis players rocked.This entertaining and compelling compendium of tennis interviews, features, and essays is sure to intrigue, inform, and enlighten. Anyone who enjoys reading about tennis will find Paul Fein's Tennis Confidential II a winner.
 

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Contents

Part 2 People and Trends That Changed the Sport
87
Part 3 Compelling Characters Hold Court
153
Index
265
About the Author
273
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Paul Fein is a renowned tennis journalist and author of "Tennis Confidential: Today s Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies" (Brassey s, Inc., 2002) and "You Can Quote Me on That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights, and Zingers" (Potomac Books, Inc., 2005). His articles have appeared in the United States and twenty-five foreign countries, and earned over twenty-five writing awards. Fein s diverse tennis background includes being a top-ten sectional tournament player, satellite tournament founder and director, USPTA teaching pro, New England tournament consultant, cable TV commentator, and tennis club and council president. He lives in Agawam, Massachusetts.

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