Pete Sampras Book (autobiography)

The Great Pete Sampras has written a book about his struggles and triumphs throughout his tennis career. This Pete Sampras book is his autobiography and is essential reading for anyone who watches, reads or plays tennis.

To make it easier for you to find, the book’s ISBN number is 978-0-307-38329-7 and YOU can purchase this book directly from the distributers website here-> A Champion’s Mind. The full title of the book is, “A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a life in tennis” by Pete Sampras with Peter Bodo and was published in 2008 by Crown Publishers and distributed by Random House Inc.

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In his book Pete aims to share his personal experiences and to give insight into his inner self. From the man who always said that he would rather let his racquet do the talking comes a private and revealing memoir of his experiences with living life as one of the world’s greatest tennis players.

Pistol Pete takes you from 1971, the year he was born, through to 2002 when he played his final professional match in the US Open final. Sampras punctuated an amazing career by winning his 14th Grand Slam singles title against Andre Agassi in this last match, once again shooting down Arthur Ashe Stadium with a signature serving display.

The King of Swing expresses how much energy he invested into being ranked No.1 at the end of the season each year. Sampras thought one of the greatest achievements anyone could accomplish was to be the best player for the whole year and backing that up, year after year. It is hard to argue with him on that point.

Sampras shares how under appreciated he felt once he set the Open era record of 6 consecutive years (1993-1998), finishing as the year-end world No.1 ranked player.

Part of the reason this book is so inspiring is that it reveals the mindset that Pete had in dealing with the immense pressure, constant struggles and difficulties of the game. This is particularly important for all players who struggle with the mental aspect of the game and dealing with the reality of winning and losing. This book highlights what many people have always thought and that Pete has a true love and passion for the greatest game in the world.

Today’s POST is dedicated to another all-time great, Margaret Court. Court was born on this day in 1942 and won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles from 1960 to 1973 including 11 Australian Opens, 5 at Roland Garros, 5 US Opens and 3 Wimbledon’s. Her highest ranking of No.1 was achieved in 1973. Court holds the record for most Grand Slam titles won with a staggering 62!

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