I've played tennis all my life and love the game. Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, Bjorn Borg, are a few of the athletes I've seen play and admired their focus and skill.
Their private lives and how they functioned are another story...and now Jimmy Connors, the original "bad boy of tennis" has written a tell all memoir titled The Outsider. It's an extraordinary read...especially the mother references...Even if you're not into tennis, Connors is a personality worth reading about.
Here's a portion of a review by Neil Amdur of The New York Times...
....“The way I played tennis was very frequently selfish,” he writes