'A lively analysis of professional tennis benefits from the author's closeness to the game's stars... As the title hints, what makes this book special are the disclosures to which Harman is often privy thanks to his cordial relationships with so many of the sport's prominent figures - Taking full advantage of his status, and forever diligent and enthusiastic, Harman delves into the big issues of the day.' The Observer Taking full advantage of his status, and forever diligent and enthusiastic, Harman delves into the big issues of the day as he scurries from match to press conference to victory parade in Dunblane, remarking on how his own reporting role has altered over the years. The New Review
About the Author
Neil Harman is the tennis correspondent of The Times, the Sports Newspaper of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012, having previously held the same post at the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail, where he was also the football correspondent. He is a former chairman of the Lawn Tennis Writers' Association and president of the International Tennis Writers' Association. In 2005, he won the ATP's Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence. Two years later he became the SJA's Sports Reporter of the Year, the first time a tennis writer had won the award, and was highly commended in the Specialist Correspondent category. In 2012, he was once again nominated in the Specialist Correspondent category. Neil recently won the BNP Paribas Open Media Award for writers dedicated to tennis.