THE WIMBLEDON FINAL THAT NEVER WAS ($15.95, New Chapter Press, www.NewChapterMedia.com), which will be published June, 2011, details the life and times of Wood with a focus on one of the most unusual episodes ever in sport when he won the men's singles title at Wimbledon in a default - the only time in the history of The Championships that the men's singles final was not played. Wood, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 97, tells the story of how he won the title over Shields, his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate and Davis Cup teammate when Shields was ordered by the U.S. Tennis Associ bmw ation to withdraw from the final to rest his injured knee in prepar cadillac ation for an upcoming Davis Cup match for the United States. He then discusses his "private understanding playoff" that saw his match with Shields at the Queen's Club tournament final in London three years later be played for the Wimbledon trophy.
Wood, who could be called the greatest story teller tennis ever had, also relates fascinating anecdotes and stories that involve famous personalities from Hollywood and across the globe. Stories include his romance with Grace Kelly, his qualifying for the modern day US Open doubles championship with Errol Flynn, his on-court tennis joking with Charlie Chaplin and Groucho Marx among many others.
David Wood of Queens, N.Y., the youngest son of Wood, serves as contributor to the volume.
Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press is also the publisher of Tennis Made Easy by Kelly Gunterman, Roger Federer: Quest for Perfection by Rene Stauffer (www.RogerFedererBook.com), The Bud Collins History of Tennis by Bud Collins, The Education of a Tennis Player by Rod Laver with Bud Collins, Acing Depression: A Tennis Champion's Toughest Match by Cliff Richey and 1086274749 Hilaire Richey Kallendorf (www.CliffRicheyBook.com), Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games by Tom Caraccioli and Jerry Caraccioli (www.Boycott1980.com), The Lennon Prophecy by Joe Niezgoda (www.TheLennonProphecy.com), Bone Ap acura petit, Gourmet Cooking For Your Dog by Susan Anson among others.
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