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Old 11-17-2012, 02:54 AM   #22
Great Uncle Bulgaria
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Personally, I think autobiographies are best written after a player's career is over and they have had a chance to look back and reflect. Also they can be honest without having to think of their image/sponsors etc.

I don't read many autobiographies but I really enjoyed John McEnroe's and came away with the impression he was being honest about himself. It was also well written. Nadal's, and I speak as a fan, was pretty bland but still worth a flick through.

At the risk of repeating myself the two biographies (auto or not) I would like to read are Lendl's and Edberg's.

General tennis books

Courts of Babylon - good but I remember it had some factual mistakes that even I managed to spot. Also the author came across as a bit self-righteous.

Hard Courts by John Feinstein (?) - Brilliant; insightful and well written

Strokes of Genius, Jon Wertheim's book about the 2008 Wimbledon final, I liked a lot too.
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