Fred Perry: British Tennis Legend by Kevin JefferysFred Perry: British Tennis Legend by Kevin Jefferys

Fred Perry: British Tennis Legend

byKevin Jefferys

Hardcover | September 1, 2017

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Fred Perry, three-time Wimbledon champion in the 1930s, was one of Britain’s greatest athletes of the 20th century. His success on the hallowed Wimbledon turf went unmatched by a British man for 77 years, until Andy Murray’s triumph in 2013. Perry was the first player to hold all four Grand Slam titles, and he played a pivotal role in Great Britain’s domination of the Davis Cup in the 1930s. Despite his status as a global sports celebrity, Perry was criticized for his ruthless desire to win and was frequently at odds with amateur tennis authorities. In this biography, historian Kevin Jefferys examines Britain’s most successful tennis star. He shows how good fortune and tremendous talent aided Perry’s meteoric rise to the top; traces his frosty relationship with the British tennis establishment, which continued after he turned professional in 1936; and considers Perry’s place among the true legends of the sport.
Kevin Jefferys is the author of Sport and Politics in Modern Britain, winner of the 2013 Lord Aberdare book prize.
Title:Fred Perry: British Tennis LegendFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 0.9 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Pitch PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1785312901

ISBN - 13:9781785312908

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