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No one matches Roger Federer--and this extensively illustrated biography captures the man who has dominated tennis for more than two decades. Roger Federer's achievements make him more than special: he has won more Grand Slam singles titles (20) than any other male player; he has won Wimbledon a record eight times, shares the record for six Australian Opens, and is the only player to win five consecutive US Opens. For his native Switzerland he has won Olympic gold and silver and the Davis Cup. Many fans and experts consider him the best in the sport. This superb, richly photographed biography--complete with quotes from coaches, opponents, the media, and those who know Roger best--follows the life and career of the tennis superstar as he advances from the junior tournaments to the main professional circuit. Suave, sophisticated, a great role model on and off the court, Federer plays with elegance, panache, and magnificent sportsmanship. Anyone with a love of the game will enjoy learning more about one of the greatest athletes of the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Iain Spragg is a sports journalist who has written for many of Britain's national newspapers, notably The Daily Telegraph and The Times. His numerous books include The Jonny Wilkinson Story, England Rugby: The Official Yearbook, The Reduced History of Rugby, and The History of the World Cup in 100 Objects (all Carlton).