The Resource Rod Laver : an autobiography, Rod Laver, (electronic resource)

Rod Laver : an autobiography, Rod Laver, (electronic resource)

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Rod Laver : an autobiography
Title
Rod Laver
Title remainder
an autobiography
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Rod Laver
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Language
eng
Summary
Rod Laver's memoir is the inspiring story of how a diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy from Rockhampton, Australia became one of sports' greatest champions. Rod was a dominant force in world tennis for almost two decades, playing and defeating some of the greatest players of the twentieth century. In 1962, Rod became the second man to win the Grand Slam - that is, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US titles in a single calendar year. In 1969, he won it again, becoming the only player ever to win the Grand Slam twice. Laver's book is a wonderfully nostalgic journey into Laver's path to stardom, from the early days of growing up in a Queensland country town in the 1950s, to breaking into the amateur circuit, to the extraordinary highs of Grand Slam victories. Away from on-court triumphs, Rod also movingly writes about the life-changing stroke he suffered in 1998, and of his beloved wife of more than 40 years, Mary, who died in 2012 after a long illness. Filled with anecdotes about the great players and great matches, set against the backdrop of a tennis world changing from rigid amateurism to the professional game we recognize today, Rod's book is a warm, insightful and fascinating account of one of tennis's all-time greats
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
796.342092
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV994.L3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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adult
Rod Laver : an autobiography, Rod Laver, (electronic resource)
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Rod Laver : an autobiography, Rod Laver, (electronic resource)
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cr
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource (416 pages).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781633194564
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other control number
9781633194564
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Specific material designation
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