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7 edition of Pete Sampras found in the catalog.

Pete Sampras

Strokes of Genius (Sports Stars)

by Mark Stewart

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Published by Children"s Press (CT) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography - Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports & Recreation - Racket Sports,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography,
  • Biography,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Sampras, Pete,
  • Tennis players,
  • United States,
  • Children: Grades 3-4

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9564180M
    ISBN 100516270745
    ISBN 109780516270746
    OCLC/WorldCa43952179

    If you don't now much about tennis equipment, the difference between 12 and 14 oz may seen like nothing, but it's HUGE. Some choose to devote their lives to squeezing every last drop of opportunity out of that gift, while others use their innate abilities less ambitiously—simply to put themselves in a happier, more prosperous position in life. Of all the "all time best" players, he is the only one that, if you take away each's best shot, drops precipitously out of the "all time best" rankings. Sampras had an outstanding relationship with the late Tim Gullikson, who was his coach for a period. Records being equalled and broken on all counts by Sampras, then. I thought that this reaction was a microcosm of the entire book — that Sampras was not apologizing or bragging about his career, he was simply who he was and this was why.

    He is a senior editor and the chief columnist for Tennis magazine, and has written for Tennis for over 30 years. Did I skim? I added that last phrase to the sentence because unlike most biographies or autobiographies on athletes, this book focuses solely on his tennis career. It was refreshing to read such an autobiography. I thought that this reaction was a microcosm of the entire book — that Sampras was not apologizing or bragging about his career, he was simply who he was and this was why. Since Sampras talks mostly tennis with very few personal side stories, the book reads quickly and stays in chronological order.

    Federer stands poised to break his Grand Slam title record in the coming years, and beefier young players like Rafael Nadal threaten to make leaner athletes like Sampras obsolete in modern tennis. By the end of "A Champion's Mind," all readers will be able to see how much labor his results really required. We cannot think of many professional athletes who have been more driven than Sampras. I just think the top four, five guys are still going to dominate. Yes, especially for tennis fans, both avid and casual.


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Pete Sampras book

Many people consider Sampras the greatest ever tennis player. We did drill after drill after drill. Until then, all the best. He is nice enough.

Of course the women stay back even more than the men- so it is not all about power and spin related to the rackets and strings. It seems like Roger's playing better. He goes on the court to win a match, not to impress the crowds.

However, a riot started at Wimbledon There is also every indication that Novak Djokovic, who is the premier player in world tennis at the time of writing this blog, will overtake Sampras before the end of I think you're still going to see the same guys dominating the game: Novak, Rafa [Nadal] and Roger.

It's fun to watch. Perhaps he decided that now is the best time to remind people of his accomplishments. Robert laid the foundation of my ground game.

Evert gives him humor and spark! Pete Sampras is one of the last classic serve-volley players, possesses the most effective and powerful serves on tour, and handles himself in a way that could only be described as gentlemanly and reserved.

They can swing it a lot harder, and for their stroke, it is more powerful. Evert is very well liked in the tennis establishment as a funny smart self depricating woman. Part of their own genius is that they used their own paths to get to where they are. Permanent retirement beckons for the Brit, who has been grappling with injury for a sustained period now.

Two passages that resonated with me were actually connected to each other.Jan 14,  · Pete Sampras, speaking to reporters in advance of his exhibition match at San Jose in February, has said he was "surprised and disappointed" at.

May 26,  · In A Champion's Mind, the tennis great who so often exhibited visible discomfort with letting people "inside his head" finally opens up. An athletic prodigy, Pete resolved from his earliest playing days never to let anything get in the way of his love for the game/5(K).

Jun 10,  · The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis by Pete Sampras, Peter Bodo | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or. Pete's book really talks about how fortunate he was to play this game.

I liked this book better than Andre's and I thought this book showed more class than what Andre's book did/5. Sep 19,  · Pete Sampras was best known to the public for his calm demeanor, on and off the court. In his book “A Champion’s Mind,” he explains how his strong mental game was really what separated him from the pack.

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Pete Sampras would like a sit-down with longtime American rival. Andre Agassi away from the tennis court to discuss Agassi’s harsh. words about the time Grand Slam champion in his recent.

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