Roger Federer: The Greatest Paperback – Sep 1 2011
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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.
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".