Roger federer the greatest book review
Federer by Chris BowersUpdated to include the full 2012 season, a biography of the man many consider the greatest-ever tennis player
Roger Federers astounding all-around ability has led to him being referred to as one of the most complete players the game has ever seen, and with 17 Grand Slam wins and an Olympic Gold Medal under his belt, the Swiss star has already achieved legendary status in the game. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces Federers rise, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland, as well as how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It also examines how Roger has bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career; following a serious illness and a dip in form, he broke his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins and was toppled from the number one spot by rival Rafael Nadal—but in characteristic style, silenced his critics by once again returning to winning form. This biography explains how Rogers professionalism and charm, as well as the time he devotes to his charitable foundation, have won him huge amounts of respect from both his fellow athletes and tennis professionals alike.
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Federer and Me by William Skidelsky In my view this is one of the best books ever to Federer and Me: a Story of Obsession by Will Skidelsky, book review: An.
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Obsession is a strong word. And in the context of sport, the obsession bar is set very high. There are football fans who never miss a match; cycling fans whose idea of a holiday is three weeks following the Tour de France in a camper van; snooker fans who'll go wherever Ronnie O'Sullivan goes.
Footballers, basketballers, anybody on a team can blame their teammates. Golfers compete against the field — losers have a lot of company. Like anything you do for a living that you do well, tennis at some point will absorb most of your thoughts and feelings, and the battles you fight in the game will stand for larger battles. Everywhere that is Not Home. David Foster Wallace talks about the same thing from the other side of the camera in one of my favourite of his essays on tennis, String Theory — about the almost impossible to comprehend excellence of the 79th-ranked Michael Joyce. I know this from my own brief and rather miserable career as a mediocre professional basketball player. It belongs to the best kind of ultra-realism, where the minute attention to surface detail is deepened by backstory and broadened by context.
Jon Wertheim, a writer for Sports Illustrated. We knew its likable protagonists, its trajectory, its feats, its outcome, its brilliance. But that is what Wertheim sets out to do, because singular sporting events sometimes require a written record, preferably an elegant one, even if the DVD is an Amazon click away. Here is where you lay the flowers to mark the memory of awesome. Here is the tattoo that says Rafa-Roger Forever.