Coming August 2018
At the heart...
…of the men’s tennis game’s appeal for some years has been the Big Four: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal. Since 2005, only three other players have won a Grand Slam Tournament, and no one else has been ranked No. 1. But since 2013, the dominance of the Big Four has come under sustained pressure. New players are challenging Djokovic, Federer, Murray, and Nadal. The rivalry between the old guard and the (mostly) young contenders makes this the golden age of tennis. Nick Kyrgios from Australia won his first Tour event (Marseille) in 2016. Another rising star from Canada, a country emerging as a tennis superpower, is fifteen-year-old Felix Auger-Alliasime, the youngest player ever to break into the ATP Tour Top 800.
In Tennis Crazy! author Philip Slayton examines a selection of the players outside of the Big Four and introduces the readers to the great depth of field in the men’s game and the personalities that enliven the game. Complete with stunning photography by Peter Figura, this book will answer questions about who are some of the other players on the tour, what drives them, insight into their foibles and eccentricities, and more. The perfect gift for tennis aficionados!