Fedegraphica A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

Fedegraphica  A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
Author: Mark Hodgkinson
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN 10: 1781318387
ISBN 13: 9781781318386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fedegraphica A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer Book Review:

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.

Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius
Author: L. Jon Wertheim
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780547416496
ISBN 13: 0547416490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strokes of Genius Book Review:

The executive editor of Sports Illustrated offers an in-depth analysis and behind-the-scenes look at the historic 2008 match between tennis titans. In the 2008 Wimbledon men’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 wasn’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 tennis—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 McPhee’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 Ali–Frazier, Palmer–Nicklaus, and McEnroe–Borg. “Deftly touches on all the defining factors of contemporary tennis.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Illuminates a kingdom changing hands. An engrossing book.” —Bud Collins

Ivan Lendl The Man Who Made Murray

Ivan Lendl  The Man Who Made Murray
Author: Mark Hodgkinson
Publsiher: Aurum
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN 10: 1781313113
ISBN 13: 9781781313114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ivan Lendl The Man Who Made Murray Book Review:

When Andy Murray broke the news in March 2014 that he was parting company with Ivan Lendl it caused shock waves across the world. In just over two years Lendl had turned Murray from a perennial runner-up into the most successful British tennis player since Fred Perry - a winner of the US Open, Olympic Gold and Wimbledon Champion. However, when Murray - a 4 times Grand Slam finalist - announced, in 2011, that he was teaming up with the man they called the 'chokoslovakian' for the number of times he had lost a Slam final, there was widespread consensus that whoever had made the decision was either a genius or taking a huge gamble. Lendl, who had fled from behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War to move to America in order to pursue his tennis dreams, was everything that his contemporaries – McEnroe, Becker, Connors – were not. And yet, after falling at the final hurdle 4 times, he went on to win 8 Grand Slams. But there was one title missing – Wimbledon. And he was obsessed by it. So what did Lendl and Murray see in each other that no one else did? What did Lendl do to turn Murray from a perennial runner-up to US Open Champion and the first Briton to lift the Wimbledon trophy in 77 years? Going back to Lendl’s roots and through extensive interviews and analysis of the Murray-Lendl axis seen at close quarters, Mark Hodgkinson reveals the magic formula that Lendl used to turn Murray into a champion. In so doing he lifts the lid on their relationship, and how it came to an end, which made this left-field combination the most successful in British tennis history.

The Roger Federer Story

The Roger Federer Story
Author: Rene Stauffer
Publsiher: New Chapter Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0942257391
ISBN 13: 9780942257397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roger Federer Story Book Review:

Regarded by many as the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport, this authoritative biography is based on many exclusive interviews with Federer and his family as well as the author's experience covering the international tennis circuit for many years. Completely comprehensive, it provides an informed account of the Swiss tennis star from his early days as a temperamental player on the junior circuit, through his early professional career, to his winning major tennis tournaments, including the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Readers will appreciate the anecdotes about his early years, revel in the insider's view of the professional tennis circuit, and be inspired by this champion's rise to the top of his game.

Serena

Serena
Author: Mark Hodgkinson
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 1781319073
ISBN 13: 9781781319079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serena Book Review:

Serena Williams is the most successful tennis player – male or female – of the modern, professional era, with more Grand Slams than either Steffi Graf or Roger Federer. Always a fierce competitor, her story – which began on the cracked public courts of Compton, L.A. – is also one of overcoming challenges through sheer determination, drive and talent. In this innovative illustrated biography, Serena's tennis is explored like never before: stunning graphics explore her serving patterns, signature power groundstrokes, and her movement – as well as showcasing her astonishing records, spanning over two decades in the tennis elite. Drawing on conversations with Serena over the course of her career, and on interviews with those closest to her, this is the ultimate celebration of arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and, without question, a true global icon.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer
Author: Jason Glaser
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 1433958708
ISBN 13: 9781433958700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Federer Book Review:

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

Federer and Me

Federer and Me
Author: William Skidelsky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1501133934
ISBN 13: 9781501133930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federer and Me Book Review:

"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Yellow Jersey Press"--Title page verso.

Novak Djokovic The Biography

Novak Djokovic   The Biography
Author: Chris Bowers
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 1786065509
ISBN 13: 9781786065506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novak Djokovic The Biography Book Review:

Novak Djokovic is not just one the world's greatest tennis players - he is a de facto ambassador for his country, Serbia.

Court Confidential

Court Confidential
Author: Neil Harman
Publsiher: Biteback Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-06-11
ISBN 10: 1849546150
ISBN 13: 9781849546157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Court Confidential Book Review:

Tennis has never before been blessed with such an array of talented stars doing battle for the sport's most coveted titles. Games featuring Murray, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova are among the most thrilling matches in the history of the game - and Neil Harman has witnessed them all. He is so close to the beating heart of tennis that he has become a confidant to many of the game's stars and administrators, even at one stage mentoring Victoria Azarenka to help her handle the media pressure at the top of the women's game. In short, Neil enjoys a privileged access that is unmatched elsewhere in the sport. Here he shares tennis's most intimate secrets in a book replete with personality, excitement, drama and intrigue. Featuring frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staff, their agents and managers, Harman presents the game from an insider's perspective and offers the fresh insights and strong personal views for which he is celebrated. Court Confidential recounts a defining time for modern-day tennis: from Wimbledon to the Olympic Games, from Serena Williams's battle with illness to Andy Murray's historic grand slam victory, this is a book for tennis fans everywhere.

Serve to Win

Serve to Win
Author: Novak Djokovic
Publsiher: Zinc Ink
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0345548981
ISBN 13: 9780345548986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serve to Win Book Review:

A champion tennis player reveals his dietary secret to optimum fitness, providing weekly menus, mindful eating tips, and recipes to support a gluten-free lifestyle.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
Author: Sebastián Fest
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1510730729
ISBN 13: 9781510730724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Book Review:

Since 2004, two names have dominated men’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 player’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 sports—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.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer
Author: Simon Graf
Publsiher: Kurz & Bundig
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-06
ISBN 10: 9783907126110
ISBN 13: 3907126114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Federer Book Review:

The tennis virtuoso strikes each ball with a watchmaker's precision. But he's more than a Swiss national hero, enthralling the masses across the world with his elegant play, his groundedness and his resilience. At 37, the father of four is still diligently increasing his stardom. He is considered not just the best tennis player in history, but one of the greatest athletes of all time. This book is a bestseller in Europe and is now available in English for the first time.

You Cannot Be Serious The Graphic Guide to Tennis

You Cannot Be Serious  The Graphic Guide to Tennis
Author: Mark Hodgkinson
Publsiher: Aurum Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN 10: 1781318239
ISBN 13: 9781781318232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Cannot Be Serious The Graphic Guide to Tennis Book Review:

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 champions’ most remarkable records, this collection of superbly entertaining infographics includes everything you need to know about the tennis world. Whether it is Serena Williams’ record-breaking wins, the tallest and shortest players on the tour, or Sam Groth’s 163.7mph serve, You Cannot Be Serious! has it covered. The eccentric side of the sport is here too, including players’ peculiar training methods, Andy Murray’s and Maria Sharapova’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 Becker’s unexpected Wimbledon victory to Roger Federer’s 20th Grand Slam singles title, You Cannot be Serious! is the perfect companion for devoted amateur players and armchair fans alike.

Racquet

Racquet
Author: David Shaftel,Caitlin Thompson
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1913462021
ISBN 13: 9781913462024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Racquet Book Review:

The best writing on tennis from the best tennis writers in the business. Racquet was founded in 2016 to be the voice of a new tennis boom. When the popularity of tennis peaked in the late '70s and early '80s, the sport was populated by buccaneering talents with outsize personas, such as Borg, Evert, McEnroe, Navratilova, Gerulaitis, Austin, King, and Connors. The game was played in every park, and tennis clothes became appropriate attire for cocktails as well as for a match. With success, however, came polish, and tennis--if not the game itself, then how it came to be represented in the culture--got boring. Having a big personality was no longer a virtue. Tennis went back to being a bastion of the elite. Racquet is a place for those who knew all along that the spirit of the tennis boom was alive. Tennis has always been present in the arts, in the popular culture, in the skateboarding, hip-hop, and fashion worlds. That side of tennis was--and is--obscured by the tightly controlled messaging of the athletes, the corporate glean of the major tournaments, and the all-white attire of the country-club scene. Racquet was launched to represent the latent, diverse, and large constituency of tennis that has not been embraced by the sport writ large. Featuring the work of some of today's finest writers, the quarterly independent magazine highlights the art, culture, and style that are adjacent to the sport--and just enough of the pro game to keep the diehards satisfied. This collection features some of the best writing from the first four years of Racquet and tackles such immediate topics as: How should tennis smell? What's the deal with Andre Agassi's private jet? What can a professional tennis player learn from Philip Roth? Why is tennis important in Lolita? How was Arthur Ashe like Muhammad Ali? And, crucially, what lessons have we learned from the implosion of that first tennis boom?

Unstoppable

Unstoppable
Author: Maria Sharapova
Publsiher: Sarah Crichton Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0374715319
ISBN 13: 9780374715311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unstoppable Book Review:

From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating—and candid—story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. “Maria Mania” was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then—at perhaps the peak of her career—Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF’s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months—a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova’s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn’t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history. Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova’s is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her—with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished. Sharapova’s Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win—whatever the odds.

A Champion s Mind

A Champion s Mind
Author: Pete Sampras,Peter Bodo
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 030738330X
ISBN 13: 9780307383303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Champion s Mind Book Review:

The tennis star offers a candid account of his athletic career that reveals his rise to fame on the court, his most dramatic on-court moments, his famed rivalry with Andre Agassi, and the pressures of and lessons learned about success.

Rafa My Story

Rafa  My Story
Author: Rafael Nadal,John Carlin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 0748129456
ISBN 13: 9780748129454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rafa My Story Book Review:

The Sunday Times bestselling autobiography from the greatest tennis player of his generation 'A winner' Independent 'A terrific sporting memoir, full of memorable anecdotes' New Statesman 'As exciting as Rafa himself' Woman's Own No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. With a remarkable 16 grand slam victories under his belt, and with friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 20 in his sights, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it. This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final - a match that John McEnroe called the 'greatest game of tennis ever played' - to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal's lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.

Searching for Dragons

Searching for Dragons
Author: Patricia C. Wrede
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 0547544588
ISBN 13: 9780547544588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching for Dragons Book Review:

Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper, is back--but where is Kazul the dragon? That's what Cimorene is determined to find out! This updated edition features a new introduction by the author and fantastic new packaging.

It s Not My Fault

It s Not My Fault
Author: Joshua Shifrin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 1510730540
ISBN 13: 9781510730540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Not My Fault Book Review:

In It's Not My Fault, author Joshua Shifrin helps tennis players make sense of their most monumental losses on the court. The next time a player goes down in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful loss with "My opponent was a pusher . . . I can't play against pushers." Or after a bad shot, tennis gurus might try to get out of dodge by uttering, "There was a leaf on the court and I couldn't concentrate." Shifrin has crafted 150 funny--but all-too-real--excuses for pros and amateurs alike. Examples include: My opponent's grunting is distracting. My strings are too tight. I have tennis elbow. These tennis balls are too slow. Any many more! Whether you want to motivate your friends or family who have just started playing or eradicate embarrassing mistakes in your own game, It's Not My Fault is a must-read. Complete with laugh-out-loud cartoons, this book makes for the perfect gift.

Lone Soldier

Lone Soldier
Author: leo rozmaryn
Publsiher: Leo M Rozmaryn
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780692040188
ISBN 13: 0692040188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lone Soldier Book Review:

historical fiction