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The Finalists Russell Braddon

The Finalists - Russell Braddon

Michael 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.”

Jacket designed by Chris Yates. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages.
The Finalists Russell Braddon