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Best autobiography?

  • Novak Djokovic

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I know some autobiographies already exist, but I'm talking about genuine tell alls rather than PR exercises. Which of the so called big 4 do you think will have the most interesting tales to tell and why?

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i think murray, he seems the funniest
 

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Djokovic.

Federer will not write one and Nadal will be an "autobiography" but penned by someone else.
 

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Personally looking forward to Nadal's 2nd biography, written and narrated by Toni.. Would listen to the audio version on long drives down lonely deserts.
 
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Where's Gulbis,

"Realising I only had 45 minutes to get away from the casino to Roland Garros for the quarter final, I took one final look at my cards, I smiled and reached for my chips......
 

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They are all four PR driven. They all four suck at telling it how it is without being 'professional'.

They will never tell one like Agassi probably. I would say Roger out of these four because he's just the most intelligent one.
 

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After reading *serve to win* think it SHOULD be Novak, but have reservations if he will. From someone who has chosen to be gluten and dairy free the book confirmed everything I have experienced. The little bits of information about his private life were almost like there is a story here behind every line!!!!!

For the nasties here who keep calling him *the gymnast* ........there is nothing wrong with doing gymnastics!!!! Nor Yoga and pilates. But what can you say to people who think this way.......their hatred gets in the way of everything.

As he has been keeping a diary all these years think hoping he will tell it as it is........but have a niggling feeling this will not happen as he will go on to bigger things in his life after tennis.
 

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Nadal's if he manages to write it without Tio Toni's influence
 

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Nadal's story would be most interesting... the weird dynamic of his camp, all the injuries and big gaps in his career. Not to mention the dominating influence of Toni - it'd have to potential to read like the story of someone who escaped from a cult. But Nadal probably wouldn't be able to produce a good autobiography about it, even with help. And it'd probably never happen anyway.

In reality I think Murray's would probably be the most interesting. He produces the most boring demeanour imaginable in some interviews, but away from that he is much more interesting personality. He also comes across well in writing, with the ability to be both funny and deal with more serious issues.

I think Djokovic and especially Federer, unless they have any big secrets they could reveal, would be a little more boring. Federer's professional and personal life have seemed like pretty smooth sailing, and I think that even beneath his PR image he is just boring and sensible. Plus, I think Murray's struggles to win a slam and eventually Wimbledon would make for a better story than Federer and Djokovic's more uber-successful careers. "Oh yeah, this was the year I won my fourth Wimbledon and made YE #1 again... it was pretty tough."
 

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Djokovic will be crying out loud how difficult and unfair it was for him to interrupt the duopoly of Nader, how no one liked him and how it took him many years to get the praise he deserved. It will be interesting though, because it's mostly true.
Murray is a stupid big-mouthed Anglo (like McEnroe) who benefits from having English as his first language. His "book" will be a glossy magazine, gossipy kind of funny, so nothing worthy of my attention.
Federer is too much invested in his brand to produce something interesting. Something melodramatic will be published under his name.
There won't be anything co-written by Rafa. Rafa is the only of the group who has a life outside of the tennis world and unlike the rest, he doesn't think his crap doesn't smell. He's like you or me, just much better in tennis.
 

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I agree with a lot of posters saying Nadal IF it is a tell ALL. Without accusing him of anything, his personal and professional life in ways seem the most secretive.

I would be interested in Federer's purely because I'm a fan. Murray and Djokovic, meh. Don't see what could be super interesting about those.
 

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Murphy's without doubt. He has a great sense of humour and genuinly looks like a very intelligent man. I'd love to hear his side of story about the partnership with Ivan and his sudden change of coaches this year. Nadal's could be interesting too, especially with every sentence being actually a rhetorical question ending with a phrase ", no?" His story with Toni, the injury problems and his OCD are interesting themes to write about. Every fan will like his hero's biography, but overall Andy's one should be the most interesting.
 

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Djokovic will be crying out loud how difficult and unfair it was for him to interrupt the duopoly of Nader, how no one liked him and how it took him many years to get the praise he deserved. It will be interesting though, because it's mostly true.
Murray is a stupid big-mouthed Anglo (like McEnroe) who benefits from having English as his first language. His "book" will be a glossy magazine, gossipy kind of funny, so nothing worthy of my attention.
Federer is too much invested in his brand to produce something interesting. Something melodramatic will be published under his name.
There won't be anything co-written by Rafa. Rafa is the only of the group who has a life outside of the tennis world and unlike the rest, he doesn't think his crap doesn't smell. He's like you or me, just much better in tennis.
Stupid big mouthed Anglo? So not only is your post fan fiction, it is also racist. Stay classy.

Thinks his crap doesn't smell? That sums Nadal up. Or did you miss the past decade of tennis :)
 

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Djokovic will be crying out loud how difficult and unfair it was for him to interrupt the duopoly of Nader, how no one liked him and how it took him many years to get the praise he deserved. It will be interesting though, because it's mostly true.
Murray is a stupid big-mouthed Anglo (like McEnroe) who benefits from having English as his first language. His "book" will be a glossy magazine, gossipy kind of funny, so nothing worthy of my attention.
Federer is too much invested in his brand to produce something interesting. Something melodramatic will be published under his name.
There won't be anything co-written by Rafa. Rafa is the only of the group who has a life outside of the tennis world and unlike the rest, he doesn't think his crap doesn't smell. He's like you or me, just much better in tennis.
Yep - thats pretty much abt it really.
 

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Novak Djokovic because of the huge turnaround in his career in terms of from 2010 to 2011
 
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