Award-winning Australian sports writer Will Swanton has spent the last year on the trail of tennis greats including, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray and in The Slams exposes the inside drama of the world tennis tour. Four of the greatest players in history- Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Four of the most famous athletes on the planet. Four tournaments- the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The stakes are impossibly high. Novak Djokovic is the World No.1. The survivor of wartorn Serbia has done the impossible by pushing Federer and Nadal from the peak. Now he must stay there. 'I believe,' he says. 'I just believe that I can win.' Serbia's president describes Djokovic as the most prominent Serb on Earth. He hurtles towards sporting immortality as the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four slams consecutively - until one telephone call and family tragedy makes his world cave in. Roger Federer is the most revered and successful player of all time but Djokovic and Nadal are hurting his legacy. Ten years since the death of his most important coach, two barren years since he la
Will Swanton has been an award-winning sports journalist for 15 years. He's written for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He has received the Australian Sports Commission's award for the best contribution to the coverage of sport by an individual. His words have been published by Australian Associated Press, Reuters, Agence-France Press, The New York Times and Wisden. His photographs have been published by The Australian and Reuters. He's twice featured in Best Australian Sports-Writing compilations and travelled extensively to report on the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Australia's Test and World Cup cricket teams, Test and State of Origin rugby league, Bledisloe Cup rugby and the Association of Surfing Professionals world championship tour. This is his sixth book.
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