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H.A. Branham (foreword by Bud Collins)

Sampras – A Legend in the Works

Sampras – A Legend in the Works

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First published in 1996 and updated in 1997, this is a biography of the American tennis player Pete Sampras which examines his preparations tournaments and his personal relationships with close friends and sporting rivals.

You’ll go with Sampras as he prepares for Grand Slam tournaments and thrill at his epic battles with some of the all-time greats. There is his rivalry with Agassi and the others and the unforgettable triumph in the 1995 US Open.

What goes on between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi off court? How did Sampras cope with the emotional roller-coaster he rode as coach Tim Gullikson battled against cancer?

The answers are to be found in 'Sampras: A Legend in the Works' as award-winning tennis writer H.A. Branham takes the reader on tour of the grand circuit with one of the most misunderstood tennis giants of all time.

This is a tennis book for all seasons and all surfaces. Get ready for some surprises, some fun, some scandal, and a booming serve. This is a paperback reprint of the 1997 edition and has not been updated since.

About the Author

H.A. Branham is the tennis correspondent for the Tampa (FL) Tribune and he has been a sportswriter since 1980. In 1995 he received the USTA Florida Section’s ‘Jim Martz Award for Media Excellence’ for his coverage of Florida tennis.

He is the regional vice-president of the United States Tennis Writers Association. Branham lives in Bradenton, Florida, with his wife Catherine and four children.

Bud Collins, is a sports columnist for the Boston Globe and a tennis commentator for NBC. He was a sports commentator for PBS from 1963 to 1988, and has at various times analysed tennis for CBS, ESPN, USA, CBN, MSG, and HBO.

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