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Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played

Author: L Jon Wertheim
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Roger Federer; Rafael Nadal; Roger Federer; Rafael Nadal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Jon Wertheim
ISBN: 9780547336947 0547336942 9780547232805 0547232802
OCLC Number: 262426488
Description: 211 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: L. Jon Wertheim.
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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.

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