The Tennis Collection: A History of Iconic Players, Their Rackets, Outfits, and Equipment (Hardcover)

The Tennis Collection: A History of Iconic Players, Their Rackets, Outfits, and Equipment By Gustavo Fernández (Editor), Rafael Nadal (Introduction by), Stan Smith (Introduction by), Mario Cavalla (Contributions by) Cover Image

The Tennis Collection: A History of Iconic Players, Their Rackets, Outfits, and Equipment (Hardcover)

By Gustavo Fernández (Editor), Rafael Nadal (Introduction by), Stan Smith (Introduction by), Mario Cavalla (Contributions by)

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One of the largest collections of tennis memorabilia including sneakers, hundreds of vintage rackets, rare tennis accessories, and tennis ensembles worn by the sport’s most iconic players.

From a sixteenth-century Italian book, the first to describe the game of tennis, to Arthur Ashe’s 1979 competition racket, and Novak Djokovic’s adidas tennis kit worn during his Wimbledon 2007 victory, this volume features over 150 pieces of extraordinary ephemera from the Museo de la Moda, alongside images of tennis superstars and seminal moments in tennis history.

The trailblazing champion of adaptive tennis, Gustavo Fernández, takes readers through his selection of one-of-a-kind tennis pieces from the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile. Featuring original interviews with Novak Djokovic, Guillermo Vilas, Gabriela Sabatini, and Roger Federer, The Tennis Collection is organized by themes such as sportswear, which features pieces like Bill Tilden’s 1920s tennis sweater, to trendsetting tennis outfits worn by Virginia Wade, Chris Evert, Andre Agassi, Marcelo Rios, and Venus Williams; sections on rackets from eighteenth-century wooden rackets to Roger Federer’s 2006 “Ncode six-one tour 90” racket; as well as rare tennis accessories, artwork, and vintage tennis magazines. A rich survey the sports evolving style, fashion, and design, this volume is a must-have for lovers of the world of tennis.
Gustavo Fernández is an Argentine professional champion wheelchair tennis player.

Stan Smith is a former world No. 1 American tennis player, two-time Grand Slam singles champion, and the namesake of the iconic adidas tennis shoe.

Rafael Nadal is a former world No. 1 Spanish tennis player, twenty-two time Grand Slam singles champion, and winner of fourteen Roland Garros titles.
Product Details ISBN: 9780847873968
ISBN-10: 084787396X
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English