The Finalists - Russell BraddonMichael Joseph, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Text bright and tight.
From the cover: “The finalists: Gary King, twenty-three years old, Australian, ranked number two in the world. His opponent — Vissarion Tsarapkin, the gifted eighteen-year-old Russian prodigy. They were universal favourites as well as friends and doubles partners; and theirs was the most sensational men’s final ever played on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. Most sensational because their contest produced the longest five-setter ever known; because the result was so stunningly unexpected; and because somewhere in the packed stands was a gunman who was preparing to shoot not only the Queen as she applauded the eventual winner, but also the new champion.”