As part of my never-ending drive for more knowledge about tennis I have just finished reading the latest Rafael Nadal biography by Tom Oldfield. It’s just a succession of quotes ripped from newspaper interviews strung together by banal observations and interminable match reports. You will learn nothing from this book that you won’t find with Google.
However, there have been some excellent tennis books, my favourite is: ‘The Rivals: Chris Evert vs Martina Navratilova. The story of the parallel careers and rivalry of two of women’s tennis all-time greats’ which has a title almost as long as the 1979 ladies final. Other honourable mentions go to the autobiographies of John McEnroe and Boris Becker and Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert.
What is your favourite tennis book?