Though John Feinstein made his mark writing about basketball-- A Season on the Brink
is one of the top sports books ever--he's always had a love of tennis. For Hard Courts
, he spent nearly 15 months interviewing the players, coaches, managers, tournament officials, agents and fans -- more than 200 people in all -- that make-up the international tennis circuit. What he found wasn't always as pretty as a Pete Sampras
backhand. While Feinstein touches on the scandal and corruption that is as much a part of tennis as any other professional sport, he offers revealing profiles of the greatest players and a celebratory tribute to the sport's elegant tradition.
From Publishers Weekly
In cloth, Feinstein's panoramic portrait of big-money tennis spent six weeks on PW 's bestseller list; the paperback will contain new material on the controversial 1991-1992 tours.
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