Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius

Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played

eBook - 2009
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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. Yet in the last few moments of daylight, swashbuckling Spaniard Rafael Nadal prevailed in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis." This book 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 dramatic rivalry.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
ISBN: 9780547416496
0547416490
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (211 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive Inc

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MARK SIANO
Dec 20, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jul 14, 2012

If you are a tennis geek (you must be if you're looking at this) it's a quick read about an amazing match. Also mini bios of Federer and Nadal's paths that led them to become the amazing athletes they are. It's refreshing to see such gentlemen in professional sports.

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