Win an ITF Olympic Book

The ITF started producing an official Olympic Book for the Olympic Tennis Event at Beijing 2008, and has continued this new tradition by creating another one for London 2012.
This year’s book Aspire, Inspire: Celebrating Tennis at the Olympics 2012 is based on the idea of who, or what, inspired you when you were young.
The publication features tennis’s most talked-about players revealing who their heroes were growing up, accompanied by some stunning photography and photos of the players themselves as a child.

The 36 Olympic and Paralympic players featured in the book include current world No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka, doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan, and Olympic medallists Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal, and Vera Zvonareva.

Novak Djokovic – Alberto Tomba (skiing)

Victoria Azarenka – Sergey Bubka (pole vault)

Bob and Mike Bryan – The Dream Team (1992 US men’s basketball team)

Rafael Nadal – Spanish Olympic Team at 1992 Barcelona


Andy Murray – Michael Johnson (athletics)

Sam Stosur – Cathy Freeman (athletics)

Some players nominated other tennis stars as their heroes, including Olympic doubles champion Roger Federer, who chose 1992 Barcelona champion Marc Rosset as his hero.

Federer himself was picked by Japan’s Kei Nishikori, while Beijing bronze medallist Vera Zvonereva chose 2000 Sydney champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov.

Featured alongside this year’s Olympic hopefuls are photoshoots with past Olympic medal winners Boris Becker (1992), Elena Dementieva (2008), Arnaud Di Pasquale (2000), Nicolas Massu (2004), Gabriela Sabatini (1988) and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (1992, 1996).

Win an Olympic signed book by entering the competition here.

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