Read “Hardcourt Confidential Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches” by Patrick McEnroe with Rakuten Kobo. An entertaining and unfiltered look. I have been reading the new Patrick McEnroe/Peter Bodo book. I like it though it’s not as “confidential” (that’s in the title, “Hardcourt. In “Hardcourt Confidential,” Patrick McEnroe tells what the world of tennis is like, on and off the court. Read an excerpt of the book below, and.

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Hardcourt Confidential : Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches

No sooner were the words out of my mouth than the crowd started booing and jeering. As a hush descended on the arena, John stepped up to the line. He has to dig the ball out and fire it back over the net, but with enough topspin to make it fall within the court. Item s unavailable for purchase. In our program, we like to develop an ability we call going “in and out. But she hasn’t yet connected the dots the way Andre eventually did, and come to accept that life can be pretty good if you recognize that tennis is your destiny, and on the whole that isn’t all that bad.

Now as a player, I think any player who makes it to the top in the world is an amazing athlete. My job as head of player development is mostly about management; in some ways, I’m a bureaucrat, reviewing salaries, or trying to figure out what to do about lousy food at our training camps. At five-all we got the benefit of a truly bad call against the French. I was also open to bringing Tracy’s mentor Robert Lansdorp into our tent, but anyone can tell you he’s a tough nut to crack.



He’s got a lot to say and he’s not afraid to say it. Jul 11, Confidejtial rated it really liked it. Trump says federal employees want the wall.

If he lost, it was never because he went soft, or let anything undermine his desire. Jim Courier, one member of that golden Sampras generation, understood what I wanted to do, because he knew the man I had quietly sized up as the right person to lead the charge, Jose Higueras. There are definitely harddourt interesting moments and well worth reading. How to write a great review.

If some of Tracy’s mental strength and determination rub off on the youngsters, we’ll be in good shape. Read just after Agassi’s Open and couln’t help comparing.

What if we went through our discussions and she came back with, “Add a zero. Are there any bombshells or particularly revelatory and not only in a National Enquirer way sections in the book? I had already backed out of one such commitment earlier in the tournament, owing to my obligations as a commentator. And while things in the near term look a little shaky for our mature juniors, we’re very encouraged by the performance of the kids in our sixteen and fourteen-and-under age divisions.

Sep 27, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: Classifications Dewey Decimal Class Nothing can be further confidemtial the truth. It’s probably a lot more sensible, and certainly a lot easier, for a big-name player to marry a woman who didn’t have competing ambitions. But I had pretty good success against John in doubles.


Any player in his confidenyial mind would give his eye teeth for a chance to call Confidentiql his doubles partner. Edition Notes Other Titles Hard court confidential.

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Cross-cultural projects easily go awry, but Jose had immigrated to the U. But it probably helps when they see me high fiving with a James Blake, or huddling with Andy Roddick during a Davis Cup match.

Return to Book Page. And she was volatile, much like John. Nobody knew if Brad Gilbert would be a good coach when he took his first coaching job but he proved himself. Nor was my dad, at least not in a tennis context.

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John wouldn’t even talk to me after that match. Trump says concrete border wall was ‘never abandoned,’ contradicting Kelly’s comments.

He wasn’t buying into that. You play tennis to win; you owe it to yourself, and you also owe it to the paying customers, as well as your support team.