Perhaps you’ve seen his work in Sports Illustrated. Or was it Newsweek? Well, now’s your chance to see his Grand Slam work up close and personal. A Game to Love: In Celebration of Tennis is the spectacular publishing debut of award winning photographer Mike Powell. Featuring literally hundreds of stunning photographs, Powell’s soon to be released book captures the excitement and passion for tennis that exists in tennis fans and players across the globe. Also featured in Mike’s work of beauty are the words and commentary of many of the games greatest players—including Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Steffi Graff, Andy Murray, Rod Laver, and many more. The comments below only scratch the surface of what you will find in A Game to Love, but this review would not be complete without listing a few of the most notable and entertaining quotes.
“I can cry like Roger; it’s just a shame I can’t play like him.”—Andy Murray
“Look, no matter what people say, I never thought my problem was clay. My problem was Rafa. The guy is unbelievable?”—Roger Federer
“New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you clean it up.”—Jimmy Connors
“Next time I face Nadal, I’m probably going to have to play with two rackets. That’s the only way to beat him when he’s in this form.” – Novak Djokovic
“Losing is not my enemy; fear of losing is my enemy.”—Rafael Nadal
A Game to Love will be available in May of 2011. Do yourself a favor and buy one for yourself and your closest tennis friends. Simply put, the quality of this tennis book is unequaled and unsurpassed.
Author of Bring Your RacquetMember - United States Tennis Writers Association