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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd; Rev Upd edition (2 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843583895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843583899
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 341,610 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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sriram Sivasankaran on 19 May 2010
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Chris Bowers had covered Federer's career up to Wimbledon 2007 in his first book: Fantastic Federer. I was hoping that this book would focus more on Federer's career and the events after Wimbledon 2007. I was disappointed as Bowers does not do this enough. The earlier chapters are repetitive for someone who has already read Fantastic Federer.
Bowers' analysis lacks depth on why Nadal has been such a nemesis to Federer. It does not go into what is it about Nadal's game and character that makes him have such an impressive record against Federer.
The book is sloppy, with the facts, in some places. It states that Federer beat Del Potro in the round robin stage of the 2009 ATP Masters in London. This is a mistake as the result was the other way round. It also mentions that Roddick did not come close to breaking Federer in the fifth set at Wimbledon 2009. This is a howler as Federer was down 15-40 when serving at 8-8 in the fifth set and saved the two break points with a wonderful serve and a superb drive volley under the most extreme pressure. This was one of the most important turning points in the match.
The book is worth reading if you are a die-hard Federer fan as it does cover some additional ground from his previous book. Hence the three star rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob on 21 July 2012
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This was an all round great read, a great account by Chris Bowers, with plenty of quotes from the great Roger himself, reccommend to anyone, I didnt read the others but thought this was a good 1, I read the reviews 1st and it seemed like the best book to buy, by a long shot!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maomee on 15 Jan. 2012
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I'm new in tennis world. This book helped me have a better grasp of the sport itself and the YouTube clips of Roger Federer's matches. Love it!!
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By Julie Johnstone on 25 July 2013
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I did not realise on purchase of this problem that Roger Federer had no involvement in this book he simply said that he would not stop anyone writing about his career. The book is very dull I really would have like to have read about Roger from Roger. I stopped reading a third of the way into the book.
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I bought this book as I am a fan of Federer but I was disapointed as it is poorly written and edited More of an outsiders view with no real insight, most of the information could be found by spending some time at the library. Hopefully someone will be able to do this career justice in the future!
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By Anne Attwood on 24 Feb. 2013
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At times the book is enjoyable - but there are too many facts and figures which may be interesting to tennis players, but more of his life would have been a better read for a non statistical reader.
I enjoyed the parts where the author talks about his life - that kept me reading!
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THE GREATEST TENNIS BOOK YOULL EVER READ, iv read many tennis books on many of the greats and for me this is the best read yet no other tennis book has gripped me like this one , and he really is the most talented player to ever play the game its effortless .
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