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Rafa : My Story - Rafael Nadal

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Published: 7th June 2012
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Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.

No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him.

This autobiography, written by Nadal with award-winning journalist John Carlin, includes memorable highlights such as winning the Wimbledon 2008 final in what John McEnroe called, the greatest game of tennis ever played and completing a career Grand Slam after winning the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2010.

This book gives Nadal's millions of fans what they've been waiting for - a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes Nadal - an intensely private person who until now has never talked about his personal and family life - tick.

About the Author

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player currently ranked world No. 2. His success on clay has earned him the nickname "The King of Clay" and has led many sports journalists and commentators, as well as former and current players, to regard him as the finest clay court player in history. Furthermore, his evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the best ever all-rounders in tennis, with some – including former world No. 1 and singles Career Golden Slam winner Andre Agassi – considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

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#1 Fan.

By Nittra Lucas.

from Kununurra WA.

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  • Inspirational

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    I'm glad I bought book of RaFa I'm #1fan . And the greates tennis player.

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    I would buy this book again

    By Jules

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Well Written

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      Gives great insight into Rafa and all the hard work that has been required for him to get where he is to-day. I loved the book and I love watching him play tennis. He is a wonderful ambassador for the sport.

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      Rafa: My Story is a terrific sporting memoir, full of memorable anecdotes and stamped with the authority of a ghostwriter who earned the complete trust of his subject. It is hard to imagine how Nadal could have done any more to get the best out of his own raw material. And it is to Carlin's enourmous credit that the book is a true reflection of the man, in every sense -- Ed Smith New Statesman Between them they have served up a winner -- Simon Redfern Independent Take a glimpse behind the curtain of both his private and professional life - it's as exciting as Rafa himself Woman's Own

      ISBN: 9780751547733
      ISBN-10: 0751547735
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: 7th June 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.6  x 2.4
      Weight (kg): 0.26