The golden era : the extraordinary two decades when Australians ruled the tennis world

The golden era : the extraordinary two decades when Australians ruled the tennis world
Laver, Rod, 1938-
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Between the 1950s and 1970s Australia was the world's tennis superpower, producing players who dominated the grand slam events and the tour in both the amateur and professional eras. Of all of our players, none were more successful, famous or influential than Rod Laver whose two singles Grand Slams have never been equalled in men's tennis. The Golden Era is Rod's account of those great years. As a participant and eye witness, he captures the excitement and drama of the great wins, and gives us genuine insight into the Australian champions who gave us so many victories. Written with all of Rod's incredible tennis knowledge, and with key interviews from Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, the late Lew Hoad, Mal Anderson, Ashley Cooper, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, John Newcombe and Margaret Court The Golden Era is the definitive story of a quarter century of Australian tennis domination that will almost certainly never be repeated.

Related Subjects

Tennis--Australia--History--20th century.
Tennis--Tournaments--Australia--History--20th century.
Tennis players--Australia.

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ISBN:

9781760529109 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Laver, Rod, 1938-

Title:

The golden era : the extraordinary two decades when Australians ruled the tennis world / Rod Laver with Larry Writer ; foreword by Roger Federer.

Publication Info:

Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

xii, 564 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Tennis--Australia--History--20th century.

Subject term:

Tennis--Tournaments--Australia--History--20th century.

Subject term:

Tennis players--Australia.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Writer, Larry,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Federer, Roger, 1981-

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