My Aces, My Faults
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Titel: My Aces, My Faults
Verlag: Avon Books (P)
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A no-holds-barred look at the tennis world as told by one of the game's most controversial and outrageous coaches. Perceived both as a genius and as a tyrant who puts tennis before everything, Nick Bollettieri delivers an unflinching account of his decades in the game--including his tempestuous relationships with Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, Boris Becker, and Jim Courier. photo insert.From Booklist:
Bollettieri is arguably the best tennis coach in the world--and certainly the most controversial. He has guided the careers of many of the sport's best: Agassi, Becker, and Courier, among others. Coauthored by Schaap, one of sports journalism's most respected craftsmen, this few-holds-barred autobiography tells the story of a young man who made tennis his career because he thought it could make him rich. It did, eventually. The key to his success has been the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, a combination summer camp, boarding school, and boot camp in which talented young players prosper against the best competition. In recent years, Bollettieri has guided many of tennis' premier players, though his tenure with each of them has been short. He seems to be the tennis equivalent of baseball's late great Billy Martin--able to take off-course individuals and turn them into winners--but, like Martin, his act wears thin. Bollettieri peppers his tale with notes, quotes, and comments from both admirers and detractors; offers wonderful insights into many of tennis' top names; and often makes himself the butt of his own jokes. He's not the tennis devil as many contend nor is he an angel. Instead, he's one of those rare individuals who has managed to live life on his own terms, and with tennis continuing to grow in popularity, there are sure to be many fans eager to read about how he's done it. Wes Lukowsky
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