High Strung by Stephen Tignor

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If you are at all interested in tennis’ history, this book is a must read. There is just enough of a dash of gossip to keep even non-tennis fans interested in the private lives of these players.
-Tennis Chick

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“A book full of aces....A true page-turner.”
Associated Press

“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair.”
The Oregonian

High Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest rivalry in the history of professional tennis. Viewed through the lens of the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, High Strung brings the golden age of tennis vibrantly alive once more. A fascinating chronicle that orbits around the four greatest, most enigmatic talents in the sport at the time—McEnroe, Borg, Jimmy Connors, and Vitas Gerulaitis—High Strung is a superior sports history, a must read for anyone who truly loves the game.

 

About Stephen Tignor

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Stephen Tignor is the Executive Editor of Tennis magazine. He writes a daily blog on Tennis.com, where he has written about the sport for the past 12 years.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 269 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Caryl Phillips on Sep 09 2011

Stephen Tignor makes this point very succinctly in his often compelling new book, High Strung.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Lidia de Leon on Jun 22 2011

Stephen Tignor’s High Strung(..), serves as a lively look back at what’s widely regarded as the sport’s “Golden Age” and the personalities who defined an era.

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Only A Game

Excellent
Reviewed by Bill Littlefield on May 28 2011

Perhaps the most enjoyable moment inHigh Strung, Stephen Tignor’s book about the rivalry between John McEnroe andBjorn Borg, comes at the beginning of chapter thirteen.

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Sports Then And Now

Excellent
Reviewed by JA Allen on May 04 2011

High Strung details all of the highs and lows as well as the good and the bad in a stylistic retelling of those stories we have heard whispered for decades.

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Sports Book Review Center

Good
Reviewed by Budd Bailey on May 01 2011

Otherwise, "High Strung" is a crash course in hindsight on an amazing era in men's tennis

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Tennis Served Fresh

Good
Reviewed by Nmccarvel on Jun 01 2011

Suffice to say, I highly recommend picking up High Strung.

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The Fat White Guy

Good
Reviewed by Corey on May 17 2011

Above all, it is a fascinating portrayal of a sport, and a time, that we will never see again.

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Women Like Sports

Good
Reviewed by Apryl Delancey on May 08 2011

Stephen Tignor’s “HIGH STRUNG: (…) is a marvelously articulated chronicle of the matches that defined the rivalry and the personalities that fueled it.

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Tennis Chick

Good
on May 08 2011

If you are at all interested in tennis’ history, this book is a must read. There is just enough of a dash of gossip to keep even non-tennis fans interested in the private lives of these players.

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