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The Wimbledon Final That Never Was . . .: And Other Tennis Tales from a By-Gone Era

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The only time in the history of Wimbledon that the men's singles final was not played is told in detail by the crowned champion in this illuminating tennis biography. Sidney Wood won the 1931 Wimbledon title by default over Frank Shields--his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate--in one of the most curious episodes in sports history. Wood tells t ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by New Chapter Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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BrokenTune
Jul 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
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As long as you're not looking for a book about tennis, this collection of anecdotes by Sidney Wood, Wimbledon Champion by default, is...ok. If you have an interest in 1930s tennis players and Hollywood celebrities, you might even enjoy the book.
I was tethering on 1.5 stars, but decided to not round up - after all the stories aren't that interesting and there aren't any meaningful insights to either the game or anything else - not that I could find anyway but then I did skip some
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