Name: A Champion’s Mind Lessons From A Life In Tennis By Pete Sampras
Size: 3.78 MB
Title: Pete Sampras
Author: Pete Sampras, Peter Bodo
Total pages: 322
Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest player tennis has ever seen. A man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented No. 1 world ranking for 286 consecutive weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible an as yet unbroken 14 Grand Slam record. Yet while more vocal rivals often grabbed the headlines, Pete gave everything on the court, revealing little outside it.
Now, in A Champion’s Mind, this very private champion, who so often recoiled from letting the world ‘inside his head’, finally opens up. Here, for the first time, Pete speaks candidly about the personal trials he faced; the single-minded determination crucial to survival in the topflight; and the pressure of competing under the unblinking gaze of a media machine hungry for more than mere athletic prowess.
He describes the titanic matches fought, the personalities and the rivalries †" a devastating early loss to Stefan Edberg, and his consequent monastic commitment to the game; Davis Cup doubles…