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The Art of Tennis Book 2019

The Art of Tennis II: An Exploration of Planet Tennis

Planet Tennis. A world of high-profile tournaments, legendary competitors, up-and-coming youngsters, and fuzzy yellow balls.

The Art of Tennis II is a brand-new collection of soulful and reflective tennis writing, providing 120 tennis narratives that deliver passionate insights, magical on-court moments, and a fresh perspective on the sport.

Starting at Wimbledon 2018, and following the women’s and men’s tours over the next 12 months, join Dominic J. Stevenson as he examines the rise and fall, resurrection, and departure of many of the competitors treading the boards of a truly global sport. Covering big names including Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic, and Ashleigh Barty, the book also examines the games of many of tennis’ young guns; names such as Alexander Zverev, Bianca Andreescu, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Belinda Bencic, and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

With thoughtful observations into both on-court and off-court events, from the Grand Slams and Masters and Premier tournaments, to other iconic smaller events across the globe, The Art of Tennis II offers a unique perspective on the world’s finest sport, and provides a wonderful insight into a year on tour, and everything it entails.

Author: Dominic J. Stevenson

Due December 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-1-911121-82-4 | Print and eBook formats will be available. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no addditional cost to you.

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Table of Contents

The Swan Show
A Brief Analysis of Rafael Nadal’s Grass Court Prospects

Action on the Outer Courts
An Early Centre Court Four-Set Thriller
The Tired Tennis Player
All White
The Opening Action of Day Three
The Centre Court Azarenka and Plíšková Contest
What a Turnaround!
Tsitsipas Has Got Game!
The Silence Before Another Storm
The Brilliantly Overloaded Order of Play / The TV Schedule
The Fall of King Roger
Women’s Semi-Finals
Battle of the Big Serves / Battle of the Greats
When the Men Invaded Ladies’ Final Day
I Told Novak Djokovic to Play Wimbledon
The Algorithm of Tennis

Tears of Reason or an Open Letter to Andy Murray
The Greek God of Tennis is but a Teenager
Scheduling Mess
Another Poor Zverev Racket Bites the Dust
Halep v Stephens Rogers Cup Final
If the Net Could Speak…

The Halep Hiccup / The David Ferrer Blues
Battle of the Younglings (Medvedev v Tsitsipas)
Sabalenka Goes One Way, Millman the Other
Ladies’ Singles Final Serena Williams v Naomi Osaka
Men’s Singles Final Novak Djokovic v Juan Martin del Potro
The Other Fifty Weeks
The Umpire-Verbal-Assault-Volley That Shall Not Be Named
…And with The Djokovic Return Complete
The WTA Finals Are Go!
Hurtling Balls
That Double Fault
Edition Two of the NextGen ATP Finals
Next Gen ATP Final
Father Federer
Zverev Conquers and Suffers at Hands of Ruthless Federer Fans
This Is the End…
Eight Out of Eight | December 2018
The David Goffin Pre-Season Training Video

A First Sighting of Veronika Kudermetova
Andreescu Calls for Attention Too
The Most Human of Modern Knights

Andy Murray: Every Ending is a New Beginning
The Final Set Tie Break Confusion
A Dip in Form / The Night Owl Effect of Naomi and Novak
Day 5 Headlines
Osaka’s Entrance
Petra is Boss
Demolition Jobs
Point Construction
Federer: Ton Up
Confidence – Finding a Rich Vein of Form
The Kyrgios Switch Is Off Again
The Hsieh Acknowledgement
WTA Newsflash
Kerber v Andreescu (Indian Wells Ladies’ Final 2019)
The WTA Tour is in Exceedingly Good Shape
The David Ferrer Time Machine
Ashleigh Barty Cracks the Top Ten
Roger Federer Has Everlasting Batteries
The Youth Brigade

Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Final 2019
Discovering Laslo Đere
Introducing… The Barcelona Open
Barcelona Open | 25th April 2019
What A Rally! / Ghost of a Racket
The Rise and Fall of Jelena Ostapenko
Garin and Berrettini
The Mladenovic Addition
Ferrer Ready to Bow Out
It Feels Like a Slam
When the Two Tours Collide
Kvitová Defeats Mladenovic (Madrid Open, 2nd Round)
Ashleigh Barty’s Tennis Brain
The Double Bagel – A Dish Only Served Cold
The David Ferrer Swansong Files
The Return of Stan the Man (Madrid Open)
Osaka v Bencic (Madrid Open, Quarter-Final)
The Federer Effect
Bertens Rising
Roger Federer, Master of Instinct
The Honorary Madrileña
Nadal Betters Djokovic (Rome Open Final)

Clay Kicks Up
A Love Letter to the Five-Set Format
Paire v Herbert (Round 2)
Eyes on Markéta Vondroušová
Lucie Šafářová Exits the Game
A Late-Night Finish
Advantage Serena
Middle Sunday Epic
Missing Muguruza
Set the Bar High
When the Sky Threatens
Carried Over
Double Act
A Maiden Slam Winner, Again
Twelfth Night
The Hugely Underrated Coach That Is Conchita Martinez
The Pendulum Swings

Halle v Queens (Part 1)
Birmingham and Mallorca
Grass Grows Beneath the Feet of Legends
Pining for Chung and Rublev
Andy Murray Returns to The Court
The Federer Effect (Parts 2 and 3)
The Palace of Future Regrets
Another Combustion for Zverev the Younger
Halle and Queens (Part 2)
Halle Open, Men’s Final
Birmingham Classic Ladies’ Final
The Lopez-Simon Final Showpiece (Queens Final)
Headlines from the Week
The Art of Tennis II Summary
The Swan Show Reprise




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