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Ashe vs Connors: Wimbledon 1975: Tennis that went beyond centre court

Bodo, Pete

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ISBN 10: 1781313954 / ISBN 13: 9781781313954
Published by Aurum Press Ltd, 2015
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Title: Ashe vs Connors: Wimbledon 1975: Tennis that...

Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Early in July of 2015, tennis will celebrate the 40th anniversary of what might be the greatest upset in the annals of tennis.

There have been other key matches in which the disparity between the favourite and the victorious underdog may have been more pronounced by standards of the sport. But none has been more resonant, or flush with meaning and contrasts. For this was not just a contest between a mercurial, seemingly unstoppable prodigy and an undemonstrative veteran, it also embodied a clash of values in a rapidly changing world, and in the sport itself.

This is the story of two tennis greats lives, from the local park courts of their boyhood to the summer of 1975 an this most resonant of Wimbledon finals, which Ashe won to become the first black male Champion. However, like the best sports books written, this is much more than a just a story about one match, but a metaphor for a changing world, the end of an era and a last triumph for the passing guard.?

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Pete Bodo is one of the pre-eminent journalists writing on tennis today and knew Ashe and Connors. He is also the acclaimed author, with Pete Sampras, of A Champion's Mind, Hero and Hellion (Aurum).

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