“Think Russell Crowe in tennis whites.” New York TENNIS Magazine


“The life of a working-class kid from Brisbane who, with only his talent and charm, conquered the world… compulsively entertaining, imbued with warmth and charm.” Sydney Morning Herald


“The best sporting biography you will ever read…as moving as it is informative.” Alan Jones 2GB


“This wonderfully entertaining biography succeeds where many fail — it gives the reader a strong sense of the person. Written with love, humour and without pulling any punches.” Melbourne Age

‘I haven’t read a better sports biography in years…as good as it gets… does great justice to the memory of the man and his amazing adventures around the world as he is courted by (and courts) royalty, movie stars, billionaires and the pantheon of tennis. You’ll experience Fletch’s charm…and you’ll be genuinely moved. They don’t make ’em like The Great Fletch anymore.’ Inside Sport Magazine

 ‘A fascinating portrait of a different era in tennis…the cover describes Fletcher as an Aussie larrikin, but Lunn delivers a much more complex figure than that, a man brought undone by quirks of fate and character…’ Melbourne Herald Sun


‘Do yourself a favour — buy this book.’ Mark Oberhardt, Courier-Mail


‘A heart-warming story.’ Melbourne Sunday Age


‘Ken Fletcher, for many of us, may be elevated into an antipodean version of Paul Bunyan or Dick Whittington…The scene where Fletcher explains away a condom his mother found while ironing his tennis shorts is a miniature gem.’ Canberra Times


‘Whether it was with a tennis racquet or a cold beer, Fletcher faced life with a smile on his dial…He didn’t just embrace the experience of living, he devoured it. ’ Brisbane Sunday Mail


 ‘This book had me wishing I could race out and buy tickets to the tennis…in the 1960s. Ken Fletcher was the James Bond of the tennis world, mixing it up with film stars and royalty, yet worried that his mum would disapprove of his glamour-boy life.’ Melbourne Sunday Age/Sydney Sun Herald



Reviewer in Sydney Morning Herald: “Sharp and witty reminiscences.”

Reviewer in USA Encyclopaedia: “Neil Chenoweth’s book is written from the outside looking in… Hugh Lunn’s book is written from the inside trying to get out.”

Washington correspondent Ignacio Cruz Herrere  wrote: “Among the dozens of books written on the most influential Australian in history, at least a couple of biographies are instructive. That of Neil Chenoweth and William Shawcross. But without a doubt the most instructive, the most emotional, the most enlightening, and the most ironic is the Australian journalist Hugh Lunn’s Working for Rupert…”