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1.0 out of 5 stars Huge disappointment, 25 May 2014
I had greatly looked forward to reading this book about a player who has sparked interest world wide not just for his tennis skills but his humanitarian interests towards his home country. Sadly the book is poorly written, incredibly boring and it's no surprise that Djokovic himself has not endorsed it. Chris Bowers apathetic attempt to tell the story of a fascinating man hinges solely on blow by blow reports of matches reminiscent of radio dialogue not a biography. Not helped by the fact the book is not written in chronological sequence makes it worse with the reader constantly being thrown back and forth much as a tennis ball over the net! It seems that Bowers intent on having a dig at anyone he can from Novak himself to collaborators of a book that Novak has written on his food intolerances. Rarely do I battle to finish a book but this was a long hard effort. When compared to super Biographies written about people like Agassi, it's a shame that Bowers can't take a leaf out of their books and learn how to write with interest, feeling and not endless quotes from people who may or may not being portraying this top tennis player in an accurate light. Fortunately it has not put me off Novak or Serbia but it may do to those who are hoping for a good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars JUST ABOUT READABLE, 27 July 2014
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This review is from: The Sporting Statesman - Novak Djokovic and the Rise of Serbia (Kindle Edition)
Unauthorised biography so little in-depth intervie so with the man himself or these closest to him so therefore a lot of speculation and supposition both about Djokovic and Serbia.

Also appears that due to lack of volume "padding" was added in the forum of endless match summaries.

Overall I would describe it as "OK", not totally unreadable but a lot of bring sections to skip to get to anything of any real substance.
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