The Outsider

The Outsider

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12.6 The Outsider

Jimmy Connors is a working-man's hero, a people's champion who could tear the cover off a tennis ball, just as he tore the cover off the country-club gentility of his sport. A renegade from the wrong side of the tracks, Connors broke the rules with a radically aggressive style of play and bad-boy antics that turned his matches into prizefights. In 1974 alone, he won 95 out of 99 matches, all of them while wearing the same white shorts he washed in the sink of his… (more)

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One gets the picture, through Connors’s eyes, of a young man who would do anything to win, and for whom tennis was almost too small a proving ground.

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Publisher: Harper (May 14, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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