The Court Jester: My Story is about Mansour Bahrami’s undiminished passion for tennis. The story of one man’s success against all the odds, set against the backdrop of a country in the midst of revolution and war.
Bahrami also talks about his friendships with some of the great tennis players – Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ilie Nastase, Henri Leconte – and many others. Inspirational, funny and truly original, this is much more than a sports autobiography. It is the story of one man’s success against all the odds, set against the backdrop of a country in the midst of revolution and war. But, above all, it is Mansour Bahrami’s undiminished passion for tennis and his amazing adventures on and off the court which make this book an exceptional read. 208 pages, AuthorHouse (November 3, 2009)
About the Author
Mansour Bahrami is one of the leading names on the Seniors Tennis Circuit. With his gift of showmanship, his special athletic talent and his famous trick shots, he is now instantly recognizable to tennis fans everywhere. But few people know of his extraordinary early life. Born in Iran, he was on the verge of breaking into top-flight tennis in the late 1970s when Ayatollah Khomeini ousted the Shah and swept to power. Eventually, he fled to France and, with great determination, reached the Men’s Doubles Final of the French Open eight years later in 1989. He is everyone’s favourite highlight at the annual Royal Albert Hall Black Rock Championships and at the Veterans Events at Wimbledon itself and at Hurlingham the week before.
Mansour Bahrami interview speaks about the differences at the French Open in times when he was a professional player and today: