Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
Novak Djokovic: Somewhere in the back of his mind, though, as he watched Rafael Nadal fall to the blue concrete and bask in the lights of the world's biggest tennis stadium, Djokovic had a sense that someday, that could be him.
Britain's Prince William (r.) and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (l.) applaud after the match between Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria and Venus Williams of the US at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon in London on June 27.