Okay, let’s cut to the chance. Our friends at Text Publishing are giving you the chance to win this amazing prize:
– Two courtside tickets to the 2014 Australian Open day-8 (4th round) centre court night.
– Return flights to Melbourne from any Australian capital city
– A night at a 5-star hotel.
AND you’ll be spending your night at the tennis with one of Australia’s greatest ever tennis players Paul McNamee!
All you need to do to enter the draw is buy a copy of his wonderful memoir Game Changer, the perfect Christmas gift for any sports nut!
by Paul McNamee
Paul McNamee is a legendary figure in Australian tennis. From his early days as a talented Melbourne teenager, McNamee became a top international player, conquering Wimbledon and the Australian Open with his doubles partner, Peter McNamara. Along the way he shared a court with such luminaries as Rod Laver, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.
Just as important have been his contributions to the evolution of the sport: as the driving force behind the Hopman Cup and the reinvention of the Australian Open, and as a coach. This is his story—candid, compelling and insightful—of an ever-changing life in tennis.
Paul McNamee AM is the only player to have changed from a one-handed to a two-handed backhand midcareer.
He became the Australian number one in singles, reaching the semi-final of the Australian Open, and in doubles won five Grand Slam titles and held the world number-one ranking.
He is credited with invigorating the Australian Open, positioning it as the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific and instigating the night final—the highest rating show in Australian television history.
As co-founder of the Hopman Cup, Paul helped turn the tournament into a prestigious international event. He is a professorial fellow at Monash University.
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