๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mark Hodgkinson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Aurum Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2018-05-24
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 272
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781781318386
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time, and maybe even the greatest athlete, Roger Federer is one of sport's most iconic and popular figures and is adored by millions around the world. In this graphic biography like no other, his genius and astonishing records โ€” no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one โ€” are explored and celebrated with beautiful infographics analysing his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Drawing on interviews with Federer and those close to him, this is the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The sheer brilliance of Roger Federer is revealed through illuminating infographics of his game alongside stunning photography, stories and analysis from those who have played, watched and admired him that will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mark Hodgkinson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Aurum Press Limited
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-06-02
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 272
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781781316092
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Fedegraphica is a graphic biography that reveals the genius of Roger Federer through illuminating infographics of his game alongside stories and analysis from those who have played, watched and admired him. Roger Federer is highly regarded as the greatest player of all time. Revered for his supreme talent, natural athleticism and eye for the intricacies and tactics of the game, he has fans and players in awe. But what is it that makes Federer so great? With stunning infographics depicting the speed of shots, precision play, and speed around the court โ€“ measured against the fellow greats of the game โ€“ Federerโ€™s skill, technique and tactical excellence are revealed in a new and exciting way. Tennis journalist, Mark Hodgkinson, interviews tennis legends from Boris Becker and John McEnroe to Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, as well as the top coaches and personalities in the industry, to explore the facts behind the stats, and the talent behind the man himself. Fedegraphica is a graphic biography that reveals the genius of Roger Federer like never before.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mark Hodgkinson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Aurum Press Limited
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-06-07
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 272
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 1781315299
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : FEDERER is almost universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time; he might also be the greatest athlete. Adored around the world, Federer has become one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with beautiful infographics looking at his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Federer's astonishing records - no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one - are also showcased against his rivals and the legends of the game. Drawing on his conversations with Federer, as well as exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis - from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle - will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.


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๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781781317587
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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Sebastiรกn Fest
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2018-07-10
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 999
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781510730724
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : Since 2004, two names have dominated menโ€™s tennis: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Each player is legendary in his own right. The Spanish Nadal is the winner of sixteen Grand Slam titles, including five consecutive French Open singles titles from 2010-2014, and is the only player ever to win a Grand Slam for ten straight years. Federer, from Switzerland, has spent over three hundred weeks of his career ranked as the number-one player in the world and has won twenty Grand Slam titles and two Olympic medals. But neither playerโ€™s career would have been nearly as successful without the decade-long rivalry that pushed them to rise to the peak of tennis excellence. Nadal and Federer have met thirty-eight times over the course of their careers, and have shared the distinction of being ranked the two best players in the world for an astounding six years in a row from 2005-2009. In Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, international sports journalist Sebastian Fest uses information gleaned from his numerous interviews with both players over the last decade to narrate the rivalry, and its impact not only on the players, but on the sport itself. Documenting their respective wins and losses, hopes and disappointments, and relationships with their rivals, Fest formulates a unique biography of two of the greatest players of tennis. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsโ€”books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : William Skidelsky
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-03
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 272
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781501133930
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : In this wildly entertaining and informative memoir reminiscent of Nick Hornbyโ€™s Fever Pitchโ€”but for the world of tennisโ€”one man recounts his all-consuming obsession with Roger Federer and delves into the fascinating history and evolution of this beloved sport. For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an all-consuming devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time. In this mesmerizing memoir, Skidelsky ponders what it is about the Swiss star that transfixes him and countless others. Skidelsky dissects the wonders of Federerโ€™s forehand, reflects on his rivalry with Nadal, revels in his victories, and relives his most crushing defeats. But in charting his obsession, Skidelsky also weaves his own past into a captivating story that explores the evolution of modern tennis, the role of beauty in sports, and the psychology of fandom. Thought-provoking and beautifully written, Federer and Me is a frank, funny, and touching account of one fanโ€™s life.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Chris Bowers
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : John Blake Publishing
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2013-05-06
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 300
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781782196389
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : To many, Roger Federer is the greatest ever tennis player. His astounding all-round ability has led to him being referred to as one of the most complete players the game has ever seen, and with 17 Grand Slam wins and an Olympic Gold Medal under his belt, the Swiss star has already achieved legendary status in the game.This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It also examines how Roger has bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, he broke his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins and was toppled from the Number One spot by rival Rafael Nadal. But in characteristic style, Roger silenced his critics by once again returning to winning form.Roger's professionalism and charm, as well as the time he devotes to his charitable foundation, have won him huge amounts of respect from both his fellow sportsmen and tennis fans alike.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : L. Jon Wertheim
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009-06-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 208
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0547416490
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : In the 2008 Wimbledon menโ€™s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So in the last few moments of daylight, Centre Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasnโ€™t a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennisโ€”a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship." It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions. In the tradition of John McPheeโ€™s classic Levels of the Game, Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match.With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a rivalry as dramatic as that of Aliโ€“Frazier, Palmerโ€“Nicklaus, and McEnroeโ€“Borg.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Jason Glaser
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-08-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 32
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781433958700
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Looks at the life and career accomplishments of the formerly top-ranked professional tennis player.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mark Hodgkinson
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Aurum Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2018-06-07
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 192
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781781318232
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : Who moves fastest around the court? Which tournament awards their champion a silver pear? Are lefties more successful than right-handed players? Which player admits to smashing 70 rackets a year during his career? From detailed portraits of the icons of the sport to astonishing statistics and the championsโ€™ most remarkable records, this collection of superbly entertaining infographics includes everything you need to know about the tennis world. Whether it is Serena Williamsโ€™ record-breaking wins, the tallest and shortest players on the tour, or Sam Grothโ€™s 163.7mph serve, You Cannot Be Serious! has it covered. The eccentric side of the sport is here too, including playersโ€™ peculiar training methods, Andy Murrayโ€™s and Maria Sharapovaโ€™s pet dogs, and the most outlandish fashion to have graced the courts. Charting the greatest and most iconic moments in tennis, from 17-year-old Boris Beckerโ€™s unexpected Wimbledon victory to Roger Federerโ€™s 20th Grand Slam singles title, You Cannot be Serious! is the perfect companion for devoted amateur players and armchair fans alike.