If you want to buy it in 2012 go here for further information!
Paraphrasing the title of Woody Allen’s movie – Everything you always wanted to know about the tennis Open era (but were afraid to ask)…
Here is the Big 3S: “my world” of the history of men’s tennis (1968-2012; click on the picture to go to my second site).
360 pages of comprehensive summary of the last 44 years in men’s tennis, depicted in 1293 Stories! Month by month, year by year… You can find there the description of:
– all major finals
– all Davis Cup finals
– all changes at the top of the ATP ranking
– all the most dramatic and perverse matches
– all the most important records
– all the most intriguing “head to heads”
– all the most important changes in tennis rules
– the first and last matches of the most notable players in the Open era… and many more! I did not restrict myself only to the main level, I have analyzed and inserted in my book also juniors, seniors and exhibition events, qualifying tournaments at all levels, Challengers, Satellites and Futures!
130 pages of the most interesting statistics! Statistical summary of the years 1980-2010:
– who won the most tournaments?
– who had the longest winning streak?
– which players won their first titles?
– who won the longest final?
If you want to know the answers to these questions, considering particular seasons, you should check Stats! You will find they are more than what you expect 😉
I have also included here the most interesting statistics of the Open era (1968-2010):
– longest matches
– double bagels
– aces, etc.
I have to admit I have been mainly concentrated on singles but there are doubles stats included as well!
Almost 4000 pages (yes! 4 thousand – I’m right) of singles Scorelines of years 1980-2010, approximately 150 thousand scores (!!!), divided into three parts:
Part I (1980-1989)
Part II (1990-1999)
Part III (2000-2010)
Someone may say: “Ok, I can go to the official ATP or ITF website to find these scores“, but in my compilation you will find things which are unavailable elsewhere:
– the number of particular tournaments in a year
– the number of titles for particular players
– scorelines of tie-breaks before 1991
(ok, unfortunately you won’t find all tie-break scorelines there, but still 90% more than the ATP offers on their website for the period 1980-1990!)