Federer and Me

Federer and Me

A Story of Obsession

Book - 2016
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The influential sportswriter traces the career of Roger Federer and his own story against a history of professional tennis, exploring such topics as the psychology of fandom and the techniques that shaped Federer's victories and rivalries. --Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Edition: First Atria hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781501133930
Branch Call Number: 796.342 FEDERER
Characteristics: viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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martha_w Oct 17, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this, but I do have to add the caveat that I'm not certain this is one of those sports books that would appeal to folks who aren't already fans of the sport in question. There's a lot of stuff about the history of racquet technology, etc. that I, as a tennis fan, found fascinating, but which others might not enjoy as much. However, the best parts of the book are when Skidelsky deconstructs the mythology surrounding Federer and his achievements -- it has certainly made me view him in a slightly different manner, and, I think, appreciate him all the more. Tennis fans will want to check this one out. (Though Nadal fans [like me!] will have to tune out some of the Rafa-bashing. Also, I'd just like to note that loving Federer and Nadal aren't mutually exclusive. Minor quibble, though.)


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