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Andy Murray - Mark Hodgkinson

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Title
Andy Murray - Wimbledon champion : the full & extraordinary story
Author
Mark Hodgkinson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
New Chapter Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20140401

When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both shockingly exited Wimbledon in the early rounds of the 2013 championships, the level of expectation on Scotsman Andy Murray to become the first British champion of the men's competition since 1936--already high--reached fever pitch. Overcoming a two-set deficit in the quarterfinals, Murray would go on to face world number one Novak Djokovic in the final and, after three hours filled with drama, tension, and brilliant tennis, become Wimbledon champion in front of 15,000 Centre Court fans and millions more watching on television. This fascinating and revealing biography examines how the player from Dunblane, Scotland--a country not known for its tennis heritage--rose to the top of the sport. Veteran tennis journalist Mark Hodgkinson examines the individuals who have influenced Murray's career, including his family, his coaches, and his girlfriend, and assesses how the Scot has won over a dubious and critical public. This biography gets to the heart of Andy Murray's extraordinary and dramatic journey.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
Revised paperback edition
Keyword Index
Tennis players - Great Britain - Biography.
Country of Publication
District of Columbia
Number of Pages
x, 309

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