what everyone else calls Centre Court at Wimbledon. To Andre it's stuffy, a
place he avoided for three years. His fluorescent clothes, black hightops and
denim shorts were forbidden by traditionalists there, the rebel complained, and
besides, he needed the rest.
But this year he
needs the grass. Somehow he has become his sport's richest and most famous
player without doing one little thing: winning when it really mattered. It's
his sixth year on the tour. He has never won a Grand Slam singles title.
Credibility. That's what the sacred meadow offers.
And maybe her.
From the time he
first laid eyes on Steffi, his soul knew. She is what he isn't. She has what he
needs. At the French Open a few weeks earlier, he finally took a deep breath,
gathered all his courage ... and asked his manager to ask her manager if they
her?" said Steffi's manager. "In regard to what?"
talk," said Andre's manager. "You know, he's not some wild rebel like
they make him out to be. He's really a good, clean kid, very religious, in
fact, born again."
told Steffi that Andre wanted to talk to her about religion. Steffi told her
manager to tell Andre's manager to tell Andre, No, thanks.
reaching him just before Wimbledon begins, jolts him. They can't even talk?
He's that unworthy?
He has one shot
left. The male and female singles winners traditionally dance together at the
Champions Ball at the end of the tournament. If they both win....
everyone for the 11th of her 22 majors. Thump-thump....