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Life On and Off the Court.
John Newcombe has always been more than a tennis player - he is an Australian icon. As a player, he was the world number one, a multiple Wimbledon, US and Australian Open champion, a man who would push himself to the limit and beyond to win. Yet he never (or almost never) lost his sense of humour or fun.
When Newk was on court you could tell he loved playing the game, and that made watching him all the more enjoyable. He's friends with US presidents and media tycoons, yet he's also at home in the pub having a beer or three with his mates.
He's a larrikin, but he's also a hugely successful businessman in his own right. He's always enjoyed a party, but cares passionately about his family. He's a single-minded athlete of extraordinary ability, who believes that playing in, or captaining a team in the Davis Cup is the greatest thing a tennis player can do.
Above all he is a brilliant raconteur, and his memoirs, 'Newk' are simply unputdownable, filled with gripping tennis drama, extraordinary stories from both on and off the court, deep insights into life, and above all a humour and warmth that Newk's millions of fans will instantly recognise.