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- File Size: 843 KB
- Print Length: 161 pages
- Publisher: Diversion Books (19 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008GHU4JQ
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
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Roger Federer: The Man, The Matches, The Rivals Kindle Edition
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To be fair, Federer plays things so close to the vest, no writer is ever going to have any real insights or juicy tidbits on the man, as opposed to athletes who parade their personal lives for all to see. Bodo does provide his usual intelligent analysis of Federer's past matches, both victories and defeats, and attempts to peer into his psyche as possible. No one, though, has been able to crack Federer's well constructed and private facade.
The book is a compilation of Bodo essays over several year's of Federer's career, thus, it does result in an interesting timeline and picture of the player's achievements, successes, and occasional failures over the years. But, if you're expecting any real "dirt" or "inside information" on Roger, you won't find it here. Or anywhere else, for that matter. But hey, for $2.99 as a Kindle edition, you don't have a lot to lose.
Bodo's e-book "The Courts of Babylon" actually is a lot more interesting to read, covering some of the great characters, in-your-face rivalries and excesses from the "golden age" of tennis.
So, don't expect any great revelations about Federer here. Can't blame Bodo too much, for until Roger himself writes a "tell-all" autobiography, which he never will, Federer remains the game's greatest players, as well as one of its greatest enigmas.