FAMOUS TENNIS PLAYERS by Trent Frayne

FAMOUS TENNIS PLAYERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Frayne is Canadian, and though it's bracketed by Americans, his survey of twelve male tennis greats from Tilden to Connors has more international balance than most of ours. Better yet, whether the topic is Rod Layer's phenomenal left arm, ""Nasty"" Ilie Nastase's outrageous insults, or the bizarre Budge/Von Cramm Wimbledon match of 1937--with Tilden coaching the Germans and a phone call from Hitler for anti-Nazi Von Cramm--Frayne outwrites the opposition. Never mind an occasional excess; Higden (1971) and Lawrence (1976) aren't even contenders.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Dodd, Mead