First Edition Of Tennis Great Pete Sampras Autobiography; Signed By Him
A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis.
Item Number: 1026
New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by tennis great Pete Sampras on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
"As the title says, this is a remarkable look into a champion's mind, and maybe one of the best tennis memoirs ever. Pete captures the pressure a player feels once he's reached the top. He puts us next to him on the court, and we get a clear sense of what made him extraordinary: he was supremely determined, dedicated to learning the strengths and weaknesses of his opponents, and committed to never ever yielding a point easily. Pete wrote this book the way he plays tennis: full-out" (Rod Laver).