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Rafa

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ISBN-10: 1401310923

ISBN-13: 9781401310929

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rafael Nadal, John Carlin

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What makes a champion What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal, one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. It begins in Mallorca, a small island on the Mediterranean Sea, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four, taught humility and respect by his parents, cherished by his exceptionally close extended family, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining an…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

John Carlin is an acclaimed journalist and author who was the Independent 's South Africa correspondent from 1989 to 1995. He has also written for the Times , the Observer , the Sunday Times , and the New York Times , among other publications. His previous books include Knowing Mandela and Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation , which is the basis for the film Invictus .

Acknowledgments
Cast of Characters
The Silence of the Centre Court
"Clark Kent and Superman"
The Dynamic Duo
Uncle Toni
The Football Star that Never Was
The Clan
Hummingbird
Highly Strung
Fear of Winning
Mallorcans
"An Invasion of the Purest Joy"
The Longest Day
Mind Over Matter
Murder on the Orient Express
Paradise Lost
Rafa's Women
On Top of the World
Manacor
Career Highlights