Randy Walker on Wimbledon: The Final That Never Was

Randy Walker of New Chapter Media speaks to Joe McDonald on Wimbledon: The Final That Never Was.

About the Book:

The only time in the history of Wimbledon that the men’s singles final was not played is told in detail by the crowned champion in this illuminating tennis biography. Sidney Wood won the 1931 Wimbledon title by default over Frank Shields—his school buddy, doubles partner, roommate, and Davis Cup teammate—in one of the most curious episodes in sports history. Wood tells the tale of how Shields was ordered by the U.S. Tennis Association not to compete in the championship match so that he could rest his injured knee in preparation for an upcoming Davis Cup match. Three years later the story continues when he and Shields played a match at the Queen’s Club for the Wimbledon trophy. Also included are a compilation of short stories that deliver fascinating anecdotes of the 1930s and a signature document of the play and styles of 20th-century tennis legends.

Tennis Ledger Magazine Is Now Online

Sportsday Publishing is proud to introduce Tennis Ledger Magazine.

We have put a veteran staff together from inside the tennis world to bring you the new quarterly publication, which will augment the coverage from this website.

Issue No. 1 is 24 pages filled with stories from the US Open. With articles from Tennis Ledger Publisher Joe McDonald, Tennis Now’s Richard Pagliaro, USTWA member and author Richard Kent, and newcomer Jon Thompson, we have the grand tournament covered.

On the photo side, Tennis Ledger Magazine has a skilled staff of tennis veterans shooting from the pits in Flushing.

Now is the time to advertise your products with us. A FULL PAGE advertisement in the online version is only $250 and a HALF PAGE is $150 per issue. This is a one time, flat rate and every issue will be archived and able to be viewed forever.

For more information contact publisher Joe McDonald at Joe@tennisledger.com.

Click Here To Read Issue No. 1