Which book would you read? Rafa? Fed? Djoker?

Who would you be most interesting in reading a book on?


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So I was reading Agassi and Sampras books again just for fun. Sampras was the guy who got me into tennis and because of him I disliked Agassi for many years (neither dislike or like him now but his book made him more likeable).

Very different books from two very different people. Sampras was informative... yet boring. Agassi entertained me throughout. I really enjoy his book as I feel he laid it all out there.

This got me thinking, which big3 book (after retiring), would you be most interested in?

Fed: Elegantly written and very informative, yet similar to Sampras book might be a little slow (not bad though).

Rafa: Not really sure what his book would be like (no his first one is not the type of book I am thinking of either). Could be slow like Feds but I think it could give us a side of him we rarely saw.

Djoker: I believe would be the most interesting, entertaining, and more bold. Also think it would be the deepest and most revealing of the books.

For me, I would read all 3 the day it came out, but could see Djokers being the best read.

Yes, there would be other interesting books written by other players in this era that would be interesting as well. Who else you think?



 

zep

Hall of Fame
Missing about a decade of his career...
Yeah but that's not the point, the book gives you an insight into his thinking process, how he grew up, how he approaches a match etc. Doubt those things have changed much but yeah he should definitely update it after his career is over.
 

guitarra

Professional
None of these books were written by the players themselves though.

On topic - none of them - there are too many good books to read I'll never have time for so why waste time for 'tennis' books?
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
All 3 are boring stories - "how I won all these Slams for fun". Read Fed's book and it was pretty boring, Nadal's was even worse.

The one and only good read is Agassi's book. He had so many ups and downs in his career it really deserves a movie.
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Really interested in books by all three when they eventually get released, provided they are not just puff pieces to satiate their enormous fan bases.

I think because this generation has been fairly guarded with their off court personalities, there is much to learn about what drives them, and a deeper insight into their lives.

We still haven't heard much about how much turmoil Roger went through early on when his coach passed away and what it took to get through that. And for the most part, for all the emotion he shows, Djokovic still remains a complete enigma.

Rafa's book had some extraordinary commentary about how he compartmentalizes emotion during matches. As you say, that book came out almost 10 years ago, so a follow up in the fullness of time is required.

The current high watermarks for biographies by current day players are Unstoppable and
Op Eigen Benen. If the big 4 releases were of the same quality as those I'd be very happy. You definitely need a good biographer like Rich Cohen or Jr Moehringer to keep the narrative in focus and tease the interesting information out.

There are quite a few other players I would love to see biographies from later in their lives:
Kukushkin
Wawrinka
Hewitt
Serena
Simon

I'm not sure he could manage a full biography, but maybe Tomas Berdych could do a pictorial book? It could be full of photos of his cars and maybe some baby photos of when @Federer and Del Potro was born. :)
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
So I was reading Agassi and Sampras books again just for fun. Sampras was the guy who got me into tennis and because of him I disliked Agassi for many years (neither dislike or like him now but his book made him more likeable).

Very different books from two very different people. Sampras was informative... yet boring. Agassi entertained me throughout. I really enjoy his book as I feel he laid it all out there.

This got me thinking, which big3 book (after retiring), would you be most interested in?

Fed: Elegantly written and very informative, yet similar to Sampras book might be a little slow (not bad though).

Rafa: Not really sure what his book would be like (no his first one is not the type of book I am thinking of either). Could be slow like Feds but I think it could give us a side of him we rarely saw.

Djoker: I believe would be the most interesting, entertaining, and more bold. Also think it would be the deepest and most revealing of the books.

For me, I would read all 3 the day it came out, but could see Djokers being the best read.

Yes, there would be other interesting books written by other players in this era that would be interesting as well. Who else you think?



I also disliked Agassi but found I liked him after reading his book. He's a fascinating character. Perhaps everyone has an interesting story to tell, but not many know how to tell it, or care to. Usually they play safe and only reveal what protects their legacy.
 

ibbi

Legend
Most interesting to read a book ON would probably be Djokovic? Most interesting to read one BY would surely be Rafa.
 

aldeayeah

Hall of Fame
Probably Djokovic because he's the worst of the three at PR, so he's more likely to include juicy controversial stuff.
 

Zara

Legend
Agassi’s book was aimed to please the mass. People love drama and love to be entertained and he ensured his book was all about that.
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
Unfortunately all three are likely to be pretty bland. And "autobiography" would probably be a very misleading description, since I dount any of them will even read them.

But Stan could do an interesting one. He's done some angsty stuff about particular matches already. And we'd get the inside story on Mirkagate.
 

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
As long as the books weren't written by fanboiz or yellow press liars, I'd read all three, and many other biographies of other players too.

Agassi's autobiography was quite fun, he appears to have been mostly honest. Mac's books are both fun too. Sharapova's was also surprisingly fun to read.

Now, if someone would write a FACTUAL account of Nasty and/or Connors, that would be awesome. So young tennis fans could find out just how vile those two were back when tennis was closer to the Wild West. Now it's the Tame PC West.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
Probably Djokovic. I feel like he’ll drop some personal bombs that none of us would’ve ever saw coming.

One sports figure I’d like to read an autobiography about is Tiger Woods. His entire life is one gigantic roller coaster and he’s only in his early 40’s
 
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