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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake; Rev Upd edition (Sept. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843583895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843583899
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris Bowers is the author of Fantastic Federer and The Book of Tennis, and writes regularly for the Independent, the Observer, and the Times.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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This book is a great read for tennis fans; it is both very informative and easy reading. I found it interesting to be able to read a lot of background on Federer. Great book, and I will certainly read it again.
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Great Overview of Perhaps the Greatest Tennis Player to Date Sept. 5 2011
By Dr. David P. Craig - Published on Amazon.com
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I thouroughly enjoyed this biography of Federer. The author does an excellent job of writing a balanced account of Federer with relationship to his personal life; tennis exploits; and contribution to others with his generosity. Overall it is a very pleasant account of Federer that will be a welcome addition to any tennis fanatics library. I learned a lot about tennis, and the person and work ethic of Federer. Now I am an even bigger fan of perhaps the "greatest" male tennis player of all time.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Much better than the average rating suggests Jan. 11 2012
By CBP the bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
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The 2-star review pulls down the average star rating of this book more than it deserves, and frankly I can't imagine what the reviewer might mean by it being "not a real biography". It's an excellently-written book, and is well-paced without erring either on the side of being too dramatic or too dull. If you want high drama, you won't get it here, but if you want good solid research and plenty of detail, this is definitely worth purchasing.

The author explains in his introduction that since Federer has not, at this stage, felt sufficiently ready to write his autobiography, this one is "unauthorised" - or, as Bowers prefers to call it, "independent". Fair enough. But it is in no way antagonistic or secretive, since other members of the Federer family and many of Federer's close friends and associates did contribute.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book, and I can't think of anything that would have made it better, hence the 5-star rating.
Hit for Haita Dec 31 2013
By Carol Abarrate - Published on Amazon.com
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Dear Chris:

I don't know whether you will ever come across this entry, however I would like to make a note that there is an error in your book, "Roger Federer: The Greatest". You reference that Roger put together Hit for Haiti at the Australian Open. He did put together "Rally for Relief" at the Australian Open, but he put together "Hit for Haiti" at the Masters Series event in Indian Wells, California. I know because I was there. Nadal and Agassi were playing doubles against Federer and Sampras. Don't you remember when Agassi pulled out his pockets to imply that Sampras was "cheap" and Sampras hit a serve, at a very fast speed, that almost hit Agassi in the head. Of course, Agassi later made amends to Sampras. It was a very "tense" moment to say the least. (Just think, an entire stadium of people watching). Poor Nadal didn't know what was going on and Federer was trying as best he could to keep the situation on the "light" side. It was supposed to be all in fun. Agassi may have gone too far, but the truth hurts.

I enjoyed reading the book very much. I especially appreciated learning about Federer's early years and his association with the Australian Coach, Peter Carter who had such an important impression on Roger. Roger had a really hard year. But like Roger, it seems he is spicing it up. A new baby, a new coach and a new stick.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge of Roger with one of his loyal fans. We share the Birthdate August 8th. Once a Leo, always a Leo.

Here's to another great year with Roger, Rafa, Djokovic, Murray and del Potro and the dark horse(s).

Long live the "King of the Court".
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great May 12 2013
By sheila's voluntary content - Published on Amazon.com
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Indeed, Roger Federer is the greatest tennisplayer we had for the last years. Now there are others but Roger was the greates. I liked this book very much and recommend you to buy.
Fantastic book! Jan. 7 2014
By TTDH - Published on Amazon.com
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As a tennis fan I don't go an hour without watching, reading about, or playing tennis. I loved every aspect of this book. I recommend it to all serious and casual tennis fans. I hope you find it as interesting and knowledge full as I did. Good reading!


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