Court Confidential: Inside the World of Tennis

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One of the most respected and lauded tennis journalists currently covering the circuit, Neil Harman has had a front-row seat to matches involving legends such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Venus and Serena Williams. In a career that has spanned nearly four decades, he has become a confidant to many of the game’s stars and administrators, even acting for a time as a media mentor to world number two Victoria Azarenka. Now, in this exploration, Harman shares his almost unparalleled access to the game with ...

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Overview

One of the most respected and lauded tennis journalists currently covering the circuit, Neil Harman has had a front-row seat to matches involving legends such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Venus and Serena Williams. In a career that has spanned nearly four decades, he has become a confidant to many of the game’s stars and administrators, even acting for a time as a media mentor to world number two Victoria Azarenka. Now, in this exploration, Harman shares his almost unparalleled access to the game with readers as he exposes tennis’s most intimate secrets in a book replete with personality, excitement, drama, and intrigue. Featuring frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staff, and their agents and managers, Harman presents the game from an insider's perspective and offers the fresh insights and strong personal views for which he is celebrated. Court Confidential recounts a defining time for modern-day tennis; from Wimbledon to the Olympic Games, from Serena Williams's battle with illness to Andy Murray's historic grand slam victory, this is a book for tennis fans everywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937559427
  • Publisher: New Chapter Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Pages: 351
  • Sales rank: 346,695
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Harman is the tennis correspondent for the Times and a former tennis correspondent for both the Daily Mail and the Sunday Telegraph. He is a former chairman of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and the president of the International Tennis Writers’ Association. He has been awarded the Ron Bookman Award for Media Excellence by the Association of Tennis Professionals and was honored by the Sports Journalists’ Association as a Sports Reporter of the Year in 2007, the first time a tennis reporter had won the award.

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