Roger Federer is undoubtedly the brightest star in tennis today.
In fact, there are many who believe that he is well on the way to becoming the greatest-ever tennis player.
His astounding all-round ability has led to him being labelled as one of the most complete players the game has ever seen, and by winning three of tennis' four Grand Slam titles, he has posted achievements that the legendary Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe could never match.
This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket and his agonising choice of tennis over football, 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.
Behind the on-court superstar is a man for whom winning is just a small part of his motivation. His professionalism and his work for the Roger Federer Foundation - which aims both to fund projects for disadvantaged children in South Africa and to promote sport for young people - have won him huge amounts of respect from both his fellow sportsmen and tennis professionals alike.
Brought to you by acclaimed tennis journalist Chris Bowers, this is the ultimate portrait of one of the greatest sportsmen of any era.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, 2x8 pages illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/06/2007
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781844544073