Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played Paperback
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Roger Federer lost this game, but everyone who witnessed it knew that his defeat was a minor glitch in his resume, for he fought hard until The end to pull almost The impossible comeback, with his trademark genius and artistry, wich by The way, his rival sorely lacked.
Tremendous tale by mr. Wertheim!!
Instead, Wertheim wrote one of the best sports books I've read in the past few years. The book is not just the story of the one match, but also the story of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon, and tennis itself. Wertheim looks at the match from what seems like every possible angle, even telling the story of the chair umpire. I was amazed at Wertheim's ability to sustain interest over a full book on a single tennis match. No matter how great the match was, and it was one of the best ever, an account of any tennis match can only remain interesting for a thousand words or so. Because Wertheim uses the match as a springboard to tell many related stories, the narrative remains compelling throughout.
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