Strokes of Genius: Federer v Nadal, Rivals in Greatness Hardcover – 25 Jun 2009
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Worth every penny and more.
Wertheim skilfully weaves into and around his description of the match a mini-biography of each player, discussion of the "Fedal" rivalry and the players' playing styles, a view behind the scenes at the world's most famous tennis tournament, a lot of background information and much more, to give a quite riveting read which should be of interest to any tennis fan, and even those who are just curious about the sport and what makes a champion. My only caveats are that it's written for an American audience, and some of the sporting/cultural references may go over British readers' heads, and that I have niggling doubts as to the accuracy of a few of the facts. I originally borrowed this book from the library, and liked it so much that I read it through *twice*: something which hardly ever happens.
I love to read as much as possible about Rafa, I'm a huge fan of his and always want to know more about him - this book doesn't dissapoint, I recommend it thoroughly.
Another great read is this poetry book which has over 80 poems in about Rafa as well as other poems about love. It's really brilliant and fans of Rafa will really love it.The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse)