Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played

Five-time champion roger federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. Only it wasn’t a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old rafael nadal prevailed, determination, grace, in five sets, in what was, accuracy, strength, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis—a festival of skill, "essentially a four-hour, speed, endurance, according to the author, and sportsmanship.

It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. In the 2008 wimbledon men’s final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. So in the last few moments of daylight, Centre Court witnessed a coronation.

In the tradition of john mcphee’s classic levels of the game, art, thoughtful, psychology, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, strategy, and entertaining look at the science, technology, and personality that go into a single tennis match.

With vivid, palmer–nicklaus, 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, intimate detail, and McEnroe–Borg.

Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

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, the speed of his shots, his genius and astonishing records — no man has won more majors, the spin he generates, or spent more weeks as the world number one — are explored and celebrated with beautiful infographics analysing his serving patterns, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals.

Aurum press. 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.

And who, has continued to seek improvements, while deep in his thirties, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. 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.

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The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you’ve trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the wimbledon 2008 final—described by John McEnroe as “the greatest game of tennis” he had ever seen—to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career.

The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. From rafa: "during a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. Coached by his uncle toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life.

You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It begins in mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success.

It’s a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival. Aurum press. It was narrow enough, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, I could beat him.




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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: The Lives and Careers of Two Tennis Legends

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. Each player is legendary in his own right. Since 2004, two names have dominated men's tennis: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Documenting their respective wins and losses, hopes and disappointments, and their relationship with their rival, Fest formulates a unique biography of two of the greatest players of tennis. Skyhorse publishing, or soccer, as well as our sports publishing imprint, pro football, college football, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports: books about baseball, hockey, pro and college basketball, we have a book about your sport or your team.

In addition to books on popular team sports, aviation, horseback riding, including books on running, martial arts, golf, cycling, camping, boating, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, hiking, swimming, tennis, and so much more. In roger federer and rafael nadal, and its impact not only on the players, international sports journalist Sebastian Fest uses information gleaned from his numerous interviews with both players over the last decade to narrate the rivalry, but on the sport itself.

The spanish nadal is the winner of fourteen grand slam titles, including five consecutive French Open singles titles from 2010 to 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 seventeen Grand Slam titles and two Olympic medals.




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Open: An Autobiography

He reveals a shattering loss of confidence. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning-fast return. Aurum press. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target. Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match and every relationship.

Open for the ages, he makes a courageous last stand, then delivers one of the most stirring farewells ever heard in a sporting arena. With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. From andre agassi, a beautiful, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, haunting autobiography.

Agassi’s incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. Entering his last tournament in 2006, from nonconformist to elder statesman, he’s hailed for completing a stunning metamorphosis, from dropout to education advocate. And still he’s not done. At a U. S. Knopf Publishing Group. After stumbling in three grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon.

Inspired by her quiet strength, he fights through crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career.


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Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master

Aurum press. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. The tennis classic from olympic gold medalist and espn analyst brad Gilbert, Novak Djokovic, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, and more, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents.

A former olympic medalist and now one of espn’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” Tennis magazine to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. Winning ugly mental Warfare in Tennis Lessons from a Master. Knopf Publishing Group.

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Knopf Publishing Group. O. An instant classic of american sportswriting—the tennis essays of David Foster Wallace, “the best mind of his generation” A. Scott and “the best tennis-writer of all time” new york times  Gathered for the first time in a deluxe collector's edition, here are David Foster Wallace's legendary writings on tennis, five tour-de-force pieces written with a competitor's insight and a fan's obsessive enthusiasm.

Winning ugly mental Warfare in Tennis Lessons from a Master. String theory david foster Wallace on Tennis A Library of America Special Publication. Aurum press. Wallace brings his dazzling literary magic to the game he loved as he celebrates the other-worldly genius of Roger Federer; offers a wickedly witty disection of Tracy Austin's memoir; considers the artistry of Michael Joyce, a supremely disciplined athlete on the threshold of fame; resists the crush of commerce at the U.

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A fascinating chronicle that orbits around the four greatest, Borg, and Vitas Gerulaitis—High Strung is a superior sports history, most enigmatic talents in the sport at the time—McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, a must read for anyone who truly loves the game. Winning ugly mental Warfare in Tennis Lessons from a Master.

String theory david foster Wallace on Tennis A Library of America Special Publication. Aurum press. Open match between bjorn borg and John McEnroe, High Strung brings the golden age of tennis vibrantly alive once more. A book full of aces. A true page-turner. Associated press“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair.

The oregonianhigh strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest rivalry in the history of professional tennis. Viewed through the lens of the fabled 1981 U. S. Knopf Publishing Group.


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Knopf Publishing Group. Winning ugly mental Warfare in Tennis Lessons from a Master. It was to raise funds for the repair of a broken pony roller, Wimbledon, so essential for the upkeep of the lawns at their ground in Nursery Lane, that the All England Croquet Club first decided to hold a tennis tournament.

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Coached by his uncle toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival.

Aurum press. Knopf Publishing Group. Hyperion Books. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. It begins in mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior.

String theory david foster Wallace on Tennis A Library of America Special Publication. Winning ugly mental Warfare in Tennis Lessons from a Master. It was narrow enough, for me to know that if i silenced the doubts and fears, inside my head better than he did, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, and exaggerated hopes, I could beat him.

What makes a champion? what does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal has the answers. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the wimbledon 2008 final-described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen-to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career.




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Knopf Publishing Group. Little Brown and Company. Winning ugly mental Warfare in Tennis Lessons from a Master. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. Who are the game's winners and losers? what's it like playing guitar onstage with the rolling Stones, broadcaster, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, hitting balls with today's greats, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations?In But Seriously, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and author.

This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100% McEnroe. String theory david foster Wallace on Tennis A Library of America Special Publication. A new york times bestsellerjohn mcenroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestsellerHe is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence.

But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one bestseller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, its top players, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, Wimbledon, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity.

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