Best Tennis Books

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Presenting some of the best books on tennis that we have reviewed. We are currently featuring some of the best autobiographies and biographies of the tennis greats which are absolute must-reads if you’re a tennis fan or a sporting buff in general.


Author: Andre Agassi

Andre Agassi has been one of my favorites while growing up. His colorful personality, the brashness of his attitude along with his vulnerability in big grand slam finals are well documented. There is an endearing quality in him that struck me right from the early days that joined the tour. His autobiography is a candid expression of his life inside and outside of the sport. Quite a fascinating read.

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Author: John Carlin

Rafael Nadal, without doubt, one of the all-time greats of the game and for some, the greatest ever is a truly inspiring story. In this biography, the award-winning journalist John Carlin dissects Rafa’s game and shares the secrets behind his success. If you want to know what makes a champion and what it takes to be the best in the world at your sport, read on.

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Federer: Portrait of a Tennis Legend

Author: Iain Spragg

Roger Federer is arguably the most liked sportsman of all time, not just tennis. The way he has played the game at the elite level, his longevity, the class that he oozes in everything makes him an ideal role model for anyone pursuing greatness at what they do. This interesting and extensively illustrated biography captures the man and the legend who sat at the pinnacle of world tennis for over two decades.

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You Cannot Be Serious

Author: John McEnroe/James Kaplan

My first memories of tennis were the epic battles of McEnroe – whether it was Borg, Connors, or Lendl at the other end, the images that stayed with me were the genius of John McEnroe. His sublime touch, his incredible shot-making skills, his angry run-ins with his opponents and officials are all part of the tennis folklore. This no-holds-barred and intimate memoir by Mac explains his rise to the top of professional tennis, his on-court shenanigans, as well as his personal life, is a riveting read.

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Pete Sampras: Greatness Revisited

Author: Steve Flink

Pete Sampras dominated world tennis for the better part of the 1990s. I had grudgingly admired his genius since he got the better of my favorite during that era, Andre Agassi, more often than not. A gentle giant and a man of few words, his game did all the talking. he had a game that was suited on all surfaces and he finished an illustrious career with a fairytale finish when he won the 2002 U.S. Open. In this biography, author and historian Steve Flink recaptures the magic of the man and his dominance in his era.

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We will be adding more exciting books on tennis once we review them ourselves. Do keep checking this page. See you soon.

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