Scaling the summit of world tennis is without question one of the most brutal physical and mental tests in all sport - it means triumphing at the end of an 11-month battle, fought out across 65 tournaments and 31 countries. Only the strongest survive as one-on-one battles of gladiatorial proportions unfold before the eyes of the world. First launched on August 23, 1973, the Emirates ATP Rankings have lain at the core of men's tennis over the past 40 years. The rankings provide a barometer that judges all players equally and fairly with no exceptions. To date only 16 men's tennis players can lay claim to the ultimate prize of finishing the season as year-end No 1. That remarkably low number says everything there is to say about the magnitude of this achievement. The list of year-end ATP World Tour No 1s comprises an elite group of players that go down among the greatest in the history of the sport - Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendi, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and current World No. 1 - Novak Djokovic. To mark the anniversary of the Emirates APT Rankings, the ATP have commissioned this beautiful book celebrating an extraordinary sporting achievement featuring exclusive interviews and accompanied by evocative on-court and behind the scenes photography. A fascinating read for tennis and sports fans alike.
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Description du livre Manning Partner, 2013. Paperback. État : Brand New. 11.61x0.59x11.61 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire __0957671504