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Sampras: A Legend in the Works Hardcover – Dec 1996


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  • Hardcover: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Bonus Books, Inc (Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566250625
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566250627
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,008,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This tennis biography of Pete Sampras follows him as he prepares for the Grand Slam tournaments and for his matches with other great tennis players, including Andre Agassi. It reveals what really goes on between Agassi and Sampras off court, and Sampras' emotional turmoil as his coach, Tim Gulikson, fought cancer. It also tells of the importance of his relationship with Delaina Mulcahy, with whom he shares a home, and compares Sampras' game, stroke-by-stroke, with the greatest tennis players of all time.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Jan 1998
Format: Hardcover
Very easy to understand, even for a newbie to Tennis like me! It's really emotional. That's the problem with reading it in study hall. I'd start cracking up in the midst of total silence, or crying. I always know when I've got a good book by how much it moves me. This book is one of the best I've ever read. Pete Sampras rules, and so does this book!!! -Sunny
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By A Customer on 22 Oct 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent for the fans but also for the other ones! You will discover all what you want to know about Pete Sampras!
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Excellant Reading, very hard to put down. Emotions run high in this book. Upsetting and funny.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyable Read on One of Tennis' Greats 15 Jun 2001
By rodboomboom - Published on Amazon.com
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Branham does a great job showing the excellence of Pete's game and personality. Enough of this stuff that he doesn't have what it takes. The contrast between him and others who have the glitter show who has the endurance at the top.
Sampras is too full of character to withstand the beratement he receives from a press-gone-crazy world who rather likes flash and glitter and controversy and rebellious character. Pete is solid, off both sides of the groundies and of course the serve and volley.
What an outstanding young person whom other hopeful racket swinging youth can emulate --- the guy isn't about show but go. Especially his love of the Rocket and the inheritance those guys gave and their sacrifice is neat. I grew up with the Chuck McKinley/Dennis Ralston era.
The book traces his record in the Majors, with the underlying background to the big matches and Pete's life. Influenced greatly by his first coach, a pediatrician. Later, with one whom he truly bonded was taken suddenly. What endurance and character.
This guy deserves his high spot in tennis annals. Great read. Thanks Branham.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Awesome...just completely awesome. 28 Jan 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Very easy to understand, even for a newbie to Tennis like me! It's really emotional. That's the problem with reading it in study hall. I'd start cracking up in the midst of total silence, or crying. I always know when I've got a good book by how much it moves me. This book is one of the best I've ever read. Pete Sampras rules, and so does this book!!! -Sunny
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic:The Best Tennis Biography written (so far) 3 Jan 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Excellant Reading, very hard to put down. Emotions run high in this book. Upsetting and funny.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
this is badri from india(badri_becker@yahoo.com).buy it 20 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
this is badri from india(badri_becker@yahoo.com). buy this book and most importantly use it as a metaphor for your life and for tennis professionals.bravo! my cordial salutations to the author . he has done a great job.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
the best book on Pete! 22 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent for the fans but also for the other ones! You will discover all what you want to know about Pete Sampras!
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