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5 Jun 2014
'From my earliest tennis memories, Rod Laver stood above all others as the greatest champion our sport has known.' Roger Federer



Rod Laver's autobiography tells the inspiring story of how a diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy became one of the greatest ever sporting champions. Rod was a dominant force in world tennis for almost two decades, playing and defeating some of the greatest players of the twentieth century. In 1962, Rod became the second man to win the Grand Slam - that is, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US titles in a single calendar year. In 1969 he won it again, becoming the only player ever to win the Grand Slam twice.

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (5 Jun 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1760111244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1760111243
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.2 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rodney George 'Rod'; Laver MBE holds the record for the most singles titles won in the history of tennis - with more than 200 career titles - and was the second man to win the Grand Slam in 1962. Rod remains the only player, male or female, to have claimed two Grand Slams - once as an amateur and once as a professional. He was ranked World No.1 for seven years in a row and is the last male player to have won every major twice. In January 2000 the home of the Australian Open was named Rod Laver Arena in his honour. Rod currently lives in Carlsbad, California.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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I have really enjoyed the trip back to the past. Well written and thoughtful account by a great champion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 10 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 12 Mar 2014
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Rod Laver, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, reveals all in his stunning autobiography.

A great read from start to finish, Laver describes his upbringing and the emotions he felt when winning his two Gand Slams in 1962 and 1969.

Such a humble man, he is however, not afraid to dish the dirt and give his opinion on rivals arch rivals including Pancho Gonzales and Ken Rosewall and gives his thoughts on more recent champions including Federer, Sampras, Agassi and McEnroe.

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For real tennis lovers this is an incredible look back to another era
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read 9 Aug 2014
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If you love your tennis and know the history of tennis then this is a must read
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