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-- -- -- There over the Peter bozos called hard court confidential.
Jail some twenty years in the pro tennis trenches.
It's published by hyperion.
And here live from London.
As Patrick McEnroe to WiMax -- Morning mr.
Imus some here at Wimbledon I had a great weekend here about doing some yachting with Tony Hayward on Saturday.
-- preparing for the championship there were able to put the weather is fantastic.
On did you see -- that -- yesterday a federal most went down in the first round.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- While you turned it on just when he did he started to turn it on in fact when I was in serious danger of of losing in the opening round -- we escaped.
In the fifth set remarkable performance going for his seventh Wimbledon title here this year millions and indenture.
You didn't well you should be over here -- information that could you know you've got to know a lot more than I can I thought he was in big trouble there is no trouble.
Well well you tell us later that that's why you're young men and I'm not.
You know I didn't notice Justin and -- pretty -- -- you're now hosting the years of grades is doing color right I'm attempting to expand my role done exactly so I -- thought you were being.
-- thought you were very good and I appreciate that a lot and certainly appreciate coming on the talk about my book and that was.
Fun to write that and talk about my years in tennis at all I've seen in my 20/20 five years in the pro game so I think.
You don't would have made -- great Father's Day gift for you but I know fathers they just out.
-- have you read it erode the part about me.
And what you're saying.
-- thinker blog I think it's fine.
I was on the judge to remember what happened so I think you're going -- -- but you know I thought was funny about your -- what we're going -- Now you -- you know it's funny because.
In a way I think -- larger -- -- sort of sold because she has had to put up with you know.
Okay the -- man and she's done an unbelievable job is doing what she's done and what she's passionate about and I.
About the put up with my crazy brother -- attempted to make my own way in life.
So there's actually get to a protection if we actually ever met would be very -- -- Sandra rather McEnroe was over -- levels and for -- stand.
Whose new book is called hard court confidential which is sensitive rats -- everybody on the -- -- -- inferno.
While not quite I I I -- -- you know I try to do an overview of of this state of the game and also enter we admire my own stories opposite because.
You know that some things have been able to -- -- -- talk a lot about Mike Davis Cup experiences and you know the different grand slams and how they're all different and unique how the -- change so I really wanted to do a book that was sort of a combination of stories and also an overview of the game you know that's.
Really never been done quite honestly most -- -- Most sports book to sort of just your autobiography and quite honestly I thought I needed to write about a little bit more to get people adjusted in my book.
Fire on a gun and ordered and while like a -- over the years -- Presented.
This senior mister -- Rosenberg.
As a retired numbers a bit Tumblr near art.
And -- -- Certainly emailing me.
Now none of them -- -- -- green and had him on remember had a lot of shows are sure that I was charming guys -- let's.
-- -- to offer apparently advice to you and your brother tell me about.
Well he is that you feel you can he still doesn't mean he's still very much involved and you know that is an interesting story -- I tell -- little bit about in my book.
Is that he never has -- but Davis Cup match that either my brother or myself has been involved in those.
Obviously at the captain or as a player I've been involved -- obviously a lot more as a captain but.
I did actually play a few matches in Davis Cup in doubles in my career one of which was in New Delhi in India.
And that was quite a trip and my dad actually made it over to that as well one of the future it's my mother did not go to.
But my dad -- make it into my dad grew up in New York City with with nothing to his name wasn't poor Irish kid growing up and he was single kid.
And he made worked his way up in fact when when we first went to school when John first went to a private school we get no money couldn't afford it.
We basically took out -- IIOU in this school vulnerable -- you can pay us when when you start making some money so.
I have a tremendous respect through you know what my dad.
Did for us and obviously you do -- gave us the opportunity to.
To play tennis -- you know my dad was an excellent -- ballplayer and he would -- in the air force he he.
He won a handball tournaments so he like to say that we got our talent -- my brother had a little bit more independent department -- don't make any jokes about that I them.
-- we've got our our hand eye coordination from my -- Course I'll laugh one your rotate your dad -- been offering advice and matches and stuff -- -- safe -- flight.
You're what you did and is supposed to -- under -- you do them as such a lost her Richard -- -- massage your one.
Makes sense right it's hard to go along without -- -- into the you know back in the days -- the junior tennis growing up playing tournament do you get a a ten minute break in between.
This affected the second and third set to be split -- Somalia and really I really like what you did that first set when you wanna do -- to -- -- with what.
This is not a dire bothers you gives me advice and -- over the security but what took a big givers advising me.
But what to do -- -- -- stressed record volume.
A volume one -- which I actually signed by senator I just haven't recovered report about L seven any advises me what to do on this program so.
-- well I think you might bring -- -- look at -- ever need a lawyer he's available.
I don't know and whatnot that you would need one of course -- Could talk technical.
Fighter about their -- -- their books told hard court confidential details -- -- it is in the broad generals trudging through with a -- -- -- proposal.
Peter Bodo we've done more on signs -- -- one of the great tennis writers and been around for a long time and expect the united tennis for dummies together which I wrote.
About 1011 years ago but this -- a labor of love and Peters a great man and he's you know did a great job and got a helping me outline the book.
And now put it together look look look let's be honest diamond you can take this book to a whole another level if you so desire which of course I hope you -- Who won't -- for so -- on the little told her to Armstrong ranch.
While they can I make a donation to the -- all would be would who would -- certainly in.
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