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

The golden era : the extraordinary two decades when Australians ruled the tennis world / Rod Laver with Larry Writer ; foreword by Roger Federer ; index by Garry Cousins.
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ISBN 9781760529109
Author Laver, Rod, 1938- (author.)
Title The golden era : the extraordinary two decades when Australians ruled the tennis world / Rod Laver with Larry Writer ; foreword by Roger Federer ; index by Garry Cousins.
Portion of title Extraordinary two decades when Australians ruled the tennis world
Publisher &/or associated date/s Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2019.
©2019.
Description xii, 564 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Note Colour illustrations on endpapers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 542-544) and index.
Contents Prologue : a Cup for the ages -- Mining for gold -- Where the crows fly backwards -- Gentleman Frank -- Lew and Muscles : the Tennis Twins -- The cruelest cut -- Harry Hopman : mentor and tormentor -- On my way -- Mal and Coop step up -- Neal Fraser : late bloomer -- My first Grand Slam -- Turning pro -- Margaret, Queen of the Court -- Emmo's purple patch -- The redemption of Fred Stolle -- Adrift in the pro wilderness -- Bewdy Newk -- The Open revolution -- My Second Grand Slam -- One woman's world -- Muscles the ageless -- Our Evonne -- Sunset on an era -- Epilogue : passing parade -- Appendix A: Grand Slam Winners 1952-1973 -- Appendix B: Australia's Davis Cup Record 1950-1969.
Summary “From the 1950s to the 1970s, Australia was the world’s tennis superpower, producing players who dominated amateur grand slam tournaments, the Davis Cup and the professional circuit, and none was more successful, famous or influential than Rod Laver, whose two singles Grand Slams-winning the Australian, French, Wimbleton and United States championships in a calendar year-have never been equalled. The Golden Era is Rod’s deeply personal 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 band of supremely talented Australian champions who balanced playing hard with a legendary sportsmanship. Written with all of Rod’s peerless tennis knowledge, and including key interviews with Frank Sedgman, Ken Rosewall, the late Lew Hoad, Neale Fraser, Mal Anderson, Ashley Cooper, Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, John Newcombe and Margaret Court. The Golden Era is the definitive story of the two decades of Australian tennis domination that will almost certainly never be repeated.”--Dust jacket gate fold.
Subjects Laver, Rod, -- 1938-
Davis Cup -- History
Women tennis players -- Australia -- Biography
Tennis players -- Australia -- Biography
Tennis -- Australia
Tennis -- Tournaments -- Australia -- History
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Writer, Larry (author.)
Federer, Roger (writer of foreword.)
Cousins, Garry (writer of supplementary textual content.)
Call number 2019.511
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