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Davis Cup 2008: The Year in Tennis (Davis Cup: The Year in Tennis)
Davis Cup 2008: The Year in Tennis (Davis Cup: The Year in Tennis)
by Mark Hodgkinson
Hardcover from Universe
Media Published: 2009-
ISBN: 0789318512
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With candid text and never-before-published photos taken by the sport's top photographers, this dynamic yearbook captures the dramatic storylines, high quality of play, and enthusiasm of the crowd that characterize Davis Cup. Launched in 1900 as a match between the United States and Great Britain, Davis Cup has grown into the largest annual team competition in sports. With Andy Roddick and James Blake returning to fight for the U.S., the competition continues to generate heat and excitement in America and abroad.
 
The Davis Cup
The Davis Cup
by Edward Clarkson Potter
Hardcover from A. S. Barnes
ISBN: 0498066657
 
 
Davis Cup 2005: The Year in Tennis (Year in Tennis Davis Cup)
Davis Cup 2005: The Year in Tennis (Year in Tennis/Davis Cup)
by Chris Bowers
Hardcover from Universe
Media Published: 2006-
ISBN: 0789313766

With candid text and never-before-published photos taken by the sports top photographers, this dynamic yearbook captures the dramatic storylines, high quality of play, and enthusiasm of the crowd that characterize Davis Cup. Launched in 1900 as a match between the United States and Great Britain, the Davis Cup has grown into the largest annual team competition in sports with more than 130 nations entered in the year 2005. With Andre Agassi back on the Cup court for the first time since 2000 and Andy Roddick returning to fight for the US, the competition continues to generate heat and excitement in America and abroad.
 
Davis Cup 2006: The Year in Tennis (Year in Tennis Davis Cup)
Davis Cup 2006: The Year in Tennis (Year in Tennis/Davis Cup)
by Chris Bowers
Hardcover from Universe
Media Published: 2007-
ISBN: 0789315475

With candid text and never-before-published photos taken by the sports top photographers, this dynamic yearbook captures the dramatic storylines, high quality of play, and enthusiasm of the crowd that characterize Davis Cup. Launched in 1900 as a match between the United States and Great Britain, the Davis Cup has grown into the largest annual team competition in sports with more than 130 nations entered in the year 2006.
 
Davis Cup 2007: The Year in Tennis (Davis Cup: The Year in Tennis)
Davis Cup 2007: The Year in Tennis (Davis Cup: The Year in Tennis)
by Chris Bowers
Hardcover from Universe
Media Published: 2008-
ISBN: 0789316897

In conjunction with the International Tennis Federation, The Davis Cup 2007 will take you through all the dramatic storylines and high quality of play that are characteristic of the largest annual team competition in sports.
 
The Davis Cup: Celebrating 100 Years of International Tennis
The Davis Cup: Celebrating 100 Years of International Tennis
by Richard J. Evans
Hardcover from Universe Publishing
Media Published: 1999-
ISBN: 0789302578

"The Davis Cup offered me more immediate pleasure than almost anything else I accomplished in my career....I hope you enjoy this detailed history of a unique competition. Whether it is played at Kooyong or Casablanca, a World Group Final or a first round in the African Zone, Davis Cup offers tennis players the rare chance of experiencing the thrill of playing for your teammates and your country."--John McEnroe, from the Foreword
Back in Boston in 1900, they called it "Dwight's little pot," but very soon it turned out to be much more than that. Dwight Davis's idea of offering a silver bowl as a prize to be fought for each year between tennis-playing nations grew into one of the most recognized and keenly contested annual sporting competitions in the world. Beginning as a match between the United States and the British Isles at the Longwood Cricket Club, the Davis Cup has endured for one hundred years, modifying itself now and again, but essentially remaining what Dwight Davis always intended it to be: a means of nurturing healthy sporting relations between countries all over the globe.
In this lavishly illustrated history, Richard Evans, one of the world's leading tennis writers, chronicles not merely the matches that caught the imagination of millions but the extraordinary array of personalities who gave the Cup its luster and whose names are now engraved on its silver panels-- Anthony Wilding, the dashing New Zealander who rode from tournament to tournament on one of the first motorbikes, leaving a trail of broken hearts in his wake; Wilding's Australian colleague Norman Brookes, a taciturn man known as "the Wizard"; or Maurice McLoughlin, dubbed "the Californian Comet." There was Bill Tilden, arrogant, effete, and outrageous, who insisted on playing his own "sweet game" on and off the court and became a world superstar doing it. Or the Four Musketeers who held the Cup for France for six years before a handsome Englishman with the wrong accent-- at least for the snob-ridden 1930s-- came along to snatch it away. Fred Perry won the Cup for Britain three times, and now it has fallen to Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman to try to get it back.
The Harry Hopman dynasty, in which the legendary Australian coach produced a conveyer belt of champions-- from Frank Sedgman, Lew Hoad, and Ken Rosewall to Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, and John Newcombe-- was centered around Davis Cup triumph; and the story continues, through the turbulent years of Ilie Nastase and John McEnroe to Yannick Noah's successes for France in the 1990s.
The Davis Cup has quite a story to tell. And this book tells that story: an unforgettable sporting and social odyssey covering one hundred years.

 

 
Davis Cup by NEC: The Year in Tennis 1999 (Davis Cup by NEC)
by Christopher Clarey, Patrick Rafter
Hardcover from Universe Books
 
Davis Cup: The Year in Tennis 2001
by Neil Harman
Hardcover from Universe Books
 
Davis Cup : The Year in Tennis 2002
by Neil Harman
Hardcover from Universe Books
 
Davis Cup Yearbook
by Neil Harman
Hardcover from Universe Books
 
Dwight Davis : The Man and the Cup
by Nancy Kriplen, Nancy Kriplen
Hardcover from Ebury House

Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
Davis Cup by NEC: The Year in Tennis 1997
by Christopher Clarey, International Tennis Federation
Hardcover from Universe Books

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World of Tennis: Celebrating the 100th Year of Davis Cup: 1999
by John Barrett
Paperback from HarperCollins Publishers

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