Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

In Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, international sports journalist Sebastian Fest uses information gleaned from his numerous interviews with both players over the last decade to narrate the rivalry, and its impact not only on the players, ...

Author: Sebastián Fest

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510730724

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Since 2004, two names have dominated men’s tennis: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Each player is legendary in his own right. The Spanish Nadal is the winner of sixteen Grand Slam titles, including five consecutive French Open singles titles from 2010-2014, 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 twenty Grand Slam titles and two Olympic medals. But neither player’s career would have been nearly as successful without the decade-long rivalry that pushed them to rise to the peak of tennis excellence. Nadal and Federer have met thirty-eight times over the course of their careers, and have shared the distinction of being ranked the two best players in the world for an astounding six years in a row from 2005-2009. In Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, international sports journalist Sebastian Fest uses information gleaned from his numerous interviews with both players over the last decade to narrate the rivalry, and its impact not only on the players, but on the sport itself. Documenting their respective wins and losses, hopes and disappointments, and relationships with their rivals, Fest formulates a unique biography of two of the greatest players of tennis. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. 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.
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Strokes of Genius

In the tradition of John McPhee’s classic Levels of the Game, Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, ...

Author: L. Jon Wertheim

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547416496

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

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The executive editor of Sports Illustrated offers an in-depth analysis and behind-the-scenes look at the historic 2008 match between tennis titans. 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. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So, in the last few moments of daylight, Centre Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasn’t a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, “essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis—a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship.” It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions. In the tradition of John McPhee’s classic Levels of the Game, Strokes of Genius 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 rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali–Frazier, Palmer–Nicklaus, and McEnroe–Borg. “Deftly touches on all the defining factors of contemporary tennis.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Illuminates a kingdom changing hands. An engrossing book.” —Bud Collins
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The Clay Ran Red

A close study of the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the French Open, THE CLAY RAN RED is the latest collection of tennis insight by the well-known author, journalist, and blogger, Peter Bodo.

Author: Peter Bodo

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9780984515134

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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A close study of the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the French Open, THE CLAY RAN RED is the latest collection of tennis insight by the well-known author, journalist, and blogger, Peter Bodo. Federer and Nadal played their first match at Roland Garros in the semifinals of 2004, where Bodo—courtside and reporting on every meeting of the tennis titans in Paris—picks up the story. He weaves together his on-the-scene dispatches to create an illuminating narrative that covers every aspect of this great rivalry, from the underlying psychological issues, to tactics and the place of each man in tennis history, culminating with the final of 2009. Along the way, Bodo also introduces secondary characters and rivals, and gives a richer and deeper understanding of clay-court tennis taking into consideration the unique demands it makes on the players.
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Roger Federer

June 10th, 2007 [For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal took the French Open final over Federer, this time by the scores of 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The days of Federer's mastery of Nadal were drawing to a close.] ...

Author: Peter Bodo

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 9781938120398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 100

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Well-known sports journalist and writer of the #1 tennis blog on the web, TennisWorld, Peter Bodo's newest eBook is devoted to the player who holds six Wimbledon titles and countless others, Olympic gold medalist Roger Federer. With his unique insights into The Mighty Fed’s playing style, greatest rivalries, stunning winning streak (and possible decline), and even his fashion choices, Bodo chronicles the golden middle period of Federer’s career, 2006-2009. Including interviews with Federer himself, this book provides a quick-paced, passionate look at tennis’s greatest superstar.
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General Knowledge Today Updated Edition Book 8

Roger Federer (Switzerland) 7 times, between 2003 and 2007, 2009 and 2012. ... Federer Switzerland Amelie Mauresmo France 2007 Roger Federer Switzerland Venus Williams USA 2008 Rafael Nadal Spain Venus Williams USA 2009 Roger Federer ...

Author: S.K. Gupta & Anubhuti Gangal

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9789385676963

Category: Education

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The General Knowledge Update section enumerating important events during the current year forms a special feature of these books.The information on diverse subject is provided through Informative as well as Interactive approach.Perforated Answer Key at the end of the book facilitates both students and teachers 3. The information on diverse subject is provided through Informative as well as Interactive approach 4. Perforated Answer Key at the end of the book facilitates both students and teachers
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Roger Federer

Wenn Ihnen das auch so geht, dann ist Spaniens muskulöser und martialischer Rafael Nadal der Mann Ihrer Träume – der Mann mit dem ärmellosen Bizeps und den theatralischen Selbstgeißelungen. Nadal ist außerdem Federers Angstgegner und in ...

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 9783462302899

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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»Ich wusste nicht, ob daraus der beste oder der schlimmste Text über mich werden würde.« Roger Federer. 2006 reiste David Foster Wallace im Auftrag der New York Times nach Wimbledon, um über das dortige Tennisturnier zu schreiben. Wallace, selbst in seiner Jugend ein erfolgreicher Tennisspieler, traf Roger Federer – für ihn eine fast göttliche Begegnung. David Foster Wallace' Reportagen sind Herzstücke seines großen Werks. 2006 traf Wallace Roger Federer und führte ein Interview mit dem damals noch nicht ganz so berühmten Schweizer, dessen »übermenschliche Karriere« langsam Fahrt aufnahm. Herausgekommen ist ein Text, der Federers Talent beschreibt, der aber auch wie immer bei Wallace die scheinbaren Nebensächlichkeiten des Turniers in den Blick nimmt. Dieser Text ist berühmt geworden – nicht zuletzt, weil die Tennisspielerin und Autorin Andrea Petković ihn wie die anderen Tennistexte von Wallace mit Nachdruck immer wieder empfiehlt.
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Rafael Nadal

p. 5 David Wheaton, “Bow down to Rafa, king of clay,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 25, 2008. p. 6 Roger Federer Interview, Wimbledon 2008 Official Web Site, July 6, 2008, http://2008. wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/ interviews/2008-07-06/ ...

Author: Geoffrey M. Horn

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781433943966

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Profiles the life and accomplishments of the successful Spanish tennis player.
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Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal of Spain consoles Federer during the trophy presentation after Federer's loss in the men's final match of the 2009 Australian Open. fortunate, avoid sickness, injuries. It's a nine-month task ... [but Federer] has the ...

Author: Anne K. Brown

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420508482

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Admired for his perfect form, style, and finesse, tennis star Roger Federer has been ranked as the number one player in the world, and is arguably the greatest player in the history of tennis. He holds the record for the most wins in Grand Slam tournaments and has spent the most consecutive weeks as the number-one ranked player in professional tennis. This volume charts Federer's rise to fame, from his early start as an impulsive but talented youth to the tournament wins that established him as a world-class athlete. The author also explains how Federer earned a reputation as a fair player, a polite and considerate sports hero, and a humanitarian.
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Pattern Recognition ICPR International Workshops and Challenges

So in this work, recognition of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is investigated. Using the example of two tennis players face recognition, it is shown how, using general methods of increasing recognition accuracy, it is possible to ...

Author: Alberto Del Bimbo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030688219

Category: Computers

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This 8-volumes set constitutes the refereed of the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Workshops, ICPR 2020, held virtually in Milan, Italy and rescheduled to January 10 - 11, 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic. The 416 full papers presented in these 8 volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from about 700 submissions. The 46 workshops cover a wide range of areas including machine learning, pattern analysis, healthcare, human behavior, environment, surveillance, forensics and biometrics, robotics and egovision, cultural heritage and document analysis, retrieval, and women at ICPR2020.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020

2003 Roger Federer Mark Philippoussis 2004 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 2005 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 2006 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 2007 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal 2008 Rafael Nadal Roger Federer 2009 Roger Federer Andy Roddick 2010 ...

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781600572296

Category: Reference

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Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2020 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2019 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: Decade in Review: As the ‘teens’ decade closes, take a look at the highlights, low points, and everything-in-between of the past 10 years. From the introduction of Obamacare and iPads in 2010 to “Old Town Road” and the immigration policy debate in 2019, The World Almanac provides a recap of events and puts into perspective just how much has—and hasn’t—changed in the last 10 years. 2020 Election Preview: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, including a calendar of state primaries and caucuses. Also includes 2019 election results for governors’ seats and special congressional elections. World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Never Say Die: With Tiger Woods achieving the seemingly impossible in 2019 with his 15th major title—his first Masters win in 14 years—the editors list their favorite major comeback moments from athletes across the sports universe. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: A popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on key issues. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2019 while providing all the information you'll need in 2020. 2019—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2019. 2019—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring coverage of the women’s World Cup soccer tournament; a preview of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2019—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2019, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2019—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2019, from news and sports to pop culture. New Sections: Reorganized chapters on “Food and Agriculture,” “Educational Statistics,” and “Colleges and Universities” make it easier to find information about subjects like nutrition, student loans, a directory of colleges, and much more. Other New Highlights: New statistics on income tax reform, top-grossing movies, biggest YouTube channels, religious populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and much more.
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