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James Blake's life was getting better every day. A rising tennis star and People magazine's Sexiest Male Athlete of 2002, he was leading a charmed life and loving every minute of it. But all that ended in May 2004, when Blake fractured his neck in an on-court freak accident. As he recovered, his father-who had been the inspiration for his tennis career-lost his battle with stomach cancer. Shortly after his father's death, Blake was dealt a third blow when he contracted zoster, a rare virus that paralyzed half of his face and threatened to end his already jeopardized career. In Breaking Back, Blake provides a remarkable account of how he came back from this terrible heartbreak and self-doubt to become one of the top tennis players in the world. A story of strength, passion, courage, and the unbreakable bonds between a father and son, Breaking Back is a celebration of one extraordinary athlete's indomitable spirit and his inspiring ability to find hope in the bleakest of times.
Table of Contents
|Author's note||p. ix|
|The Statement||p. 7|
|It Could Be Worse; It Could Be Raining||p. 35|
|Requiem for a Superman||p. 63|
|Five Minutes of Hitting, Twenty-Five Minutes of Talking||p. 115|
|Plan B||p. 147|
|If You Can Win One Set, You Can Win Two||p. 175|
|Fire It Up One Time ... Bam!||p. 203|
|Getting Better||p. 241|
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