From Library Journal
This informative and entertaining collection of previously published features, essays, and interviews provides followers of the game much to savor. A tennis journalist for 20 years, Fein wishes "to give tennis lovers what they relish" and he delivers. His insights and high regard for the sport are evident as he covers a wide range of topics. Features about former legends and today's headliners are expertly written, and boxes filled with "Fascinating Facts" are scattered throughout. Not every fact actually fascinates, but some surely grab your attention, e.g., that 96 percent of the estimated $20 million that Anna Kournikova earned in 1999 came from endorsements. Fein analyzes the sport's hot issues and controversies, including equal prize money and the rankings debate. Ardent fans keenly aware of the game's amazing all-time records will appreciate Fein's discussion of how tennis generally pales in comparison to the promotional efforts of other sports in these matters. These achievements should be proudly publicized, argues Fein, whose case is bolstered with a full accounting of the game's most cherished records. His lively description of the ten greatest matches in tennis history is a fitting end to a book that would make an excellent addition to sports collections in public libraries. Howard Katz, New York
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"Briskly written, authoritative . . .Fein's book is as informative as they come . . .add . . . to your tennis bookshelves." -- Tennis Week