Evans, Richard - Open Tennis (Hardcover)
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The first twenty years : the players, the politics, the pressures, the passions, and the great matches. An account of the changes in the tennis world since 1968 when the world's major championships became open to the professionals. The author, a tennis journalist, examines the the politics, in-fighting, commercial pressures and the benefits as well as many of the great open matches, including classic Wimbledon finals. The book portrays the phenomenon of professional tennis and the increases in prize money and looks at some of the famous players. It is published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the French Open and Wimbledon. The author also wrote the authorized biography of John McEnroe.