There aren't many tennis players, let alone sportsman who are interesting enough to write a book. In fact, too many books are written by under-achieving and those bereft of personality, but 'Open' is not one of those. Andre Agaissi, for me anyway, is one of not only tennis', but sports greatest icons. From his wild days as a flamboyant youngster, to his Grand Slam victories, and also his resurrection after an all-time low. This book will enthrall as Agassi, in haunting style, takes through his tournament wins and losses, all the while snarling at his upbringing where he was literally forced to maintain a tennis career from such a young age.
Agassi also takes us on an emotional rollercoaster, where we live through his broken relationships, but will become uplifted by his new found lust for life now married to Steffi Graf. In a genre so heavily dominated by robotic and sullen competitor's, 'Open' is a an honest account of a brutally lonely sport, and gives us an insight into a charismatic and enigmatic mind. This book has everything, from backhand winners, cross-court forehands and verbal warnings, to strange journeys, wonderful friendhsips, blood, sweat and tears. A must for Agassi fans..a must for tennis...just like the great man himself. Tennis is a a dull sport without him. Cherish those memories he left us with and buy 'Open'.