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The Resource Rafa Nadal : the king of the court, Dominic Bliss

Rafa Nadal : the king of the court, Dominic Bliss

Label
Rafa Nadal : the king of the court
Title
Rafa Nadal
Title remainder
the king of the court
Statement of responsibility
Dominic Bliss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the complete guide to one of the greatest tennis players of the 21st century, winner of 20 grand slam men?s singles titles, the King of the Clay, Spain?s raging bull, Rafael Nadal. This fully illustrated biography charts his journey to the top, from his early days being coached by his uncle Toni in Mallorca and dreaming of being a professional footballer, through his early tournament career, turning professional, his first senior ATP win, first grand slam win at Roland Garros, first Wimbledon win and first Olympic gold medal. Written by Dominic Bliss, a veteran tennis journalist with a close personal knowledge of Rafa as a competitor and as a man, this biography tracks Rafa?s journey from painfully shy pin-up boy to senior statesman on the ATP Tour. Structured around 10 key matches in his long career, it takes readers from his first national junior championship win at age 14 (when he played with the pain of a broken finger on his racquet hand) through to his 20th Grand Slam title in 2020 and the 2021 season, where he just fell short of his 21st title in an epic 5-set match with Novak Djokovic. The text is accompanied by a large gallery of images of Rafa both on and off the court, and investigates what has motivated him to success, and who he is underneath his modest persona. Alongside this insight, Rafa - the King of Clay contains graphics which analyse his playing style, breaking down why he is such a successful athlete and examining his powerful combination of strength and skill. From his need for water bottles to be arranged a certain way on the court, to his charity work raising 17 million dollars to help the Red Cross' efforts to support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, this book examines every angle of Rafa as a human being, a model athlete, a serial winner. This definitive work on one of tennis all time greats is not to be missed!
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bliss, Dominic
Dewey number
796.342092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nadal, Rafael
  • Tennis players
Target audience
adult
Label
Rafa Nadal : the king of the court, Dominic Bliss
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Control code
000071496113
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780711276130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1311457625
Label
Rafa Nadal : the king of the court, Dominic Bliss
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Control code
000071496113
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780711276130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1311457625

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