Why so serious?
You may recognise this picture – it’s clearly Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. But who’s the young chap in the photo that The Djoker is flourishing?
It is actually an image of him as a wee child, and it is part of an amazing new book that features tennis stars – including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters, Boris Becker and more – shot in unique ways, displaying photos of themselves as youngsters.
Players also outline why they’ve chosen that particular image and discuss the influences that inspired them. Andy Murray, for example, picks out Michael Johnson as his hero, and there’s a note from Andy to Michael featured within.
It’s a pretty incredible project and, while the book is strictly limited edition and not available on general sale, we have five copies to give away exclusively. For your chance to win, simply send an email with the word inspire in the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be drawn at random. For full terms and conditions, see the Sport website.
These photos are featured in Aspire, Inspire – a new book published by the International Tennis Federation to celebrate tennis at the Olympics. Find out more at 2012.itftennis.com