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Will Swanton has spent the last year on the trail of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for his sixth book, The Slams. Three of the greatest players of all time are colliding in the same era, peaking simultaneously, fighting for the only titles that really matter :the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Covering everything from accusations of performance-enhancing drugs to personal tragedies to minutiae like how much it costs a professional to have his racquet re-strung, featuring three of the most famous athletes on the planet and set amid the grand backdrops of Melbourne, Paris, London and New York, Swanton's fly-on-the-wall account lifts the lid on all the rivalries, allegiances, rifts and realities in the most explosive era that men's professional tennis has ever produced.
Will Swanton has been an award-winning sports journalist for 15 years. He's written for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. He has received the Australian Sports Commission's award for the best contribution to the coverage of sport by an individual. His words have been published by Australian Associated Press, Reuters, Agence-France Press, The New York Times and Wisden. His photographs have been published by The Australian and Reuters. He's twice featured in Best Australian Sports-Writing compilations and travelled extensively to report on the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Australia's Test and World Cup cricket teams, Test and State of Origin rugby league, Bledisloe Cup rugby and the Association of Surfing Professionals world championship tour. This is his sixth book.