If you know L. Jon Wertheim writing at all through his work with Sports Illustrated or other tennis books, you know this book is not going to disappoint. Using what is now considered the greatest tennis match ever as a backdrop to discussions about the state of tennis today Wertheim is using a setup that is now so overworked yet he's still able to make it a great read. We get to learn more about the two protagonists' life off the court and how they got to where they are now that gives all tennis fans a greater appreciation for these two great ambassadors of the sport.
I won't spoil it for anyone but we do get to find out what makes each player tick and also why Federer and Nadal are the way they are.
on May 26, 2010
I really enjoyed this book, I loved watching the match and reading this I re-lived it and it answered questions I was thinking while the players were off court during the rain delays, such as "I wonder what they're saying in the locker room."
It's written really well, it's interesting and is really enjoyable. Highly recommended
Review by Juliette Westbrook-Finch, author of "The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse)"