First Edition Of Tennis Great Pete Sampras’ Autobiography; Signed By Him

  • A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis.

A Champion’s Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis.

Item Number: 1026

New York: Crown Publishers, 2008.

First edition of the tennis champions autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by Pete Sampras on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Written with Peter Bodo.

"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).