Fantastic Federer

Fantastic Federer

Author
Chris Bowers
Details
Hardback, John Blake Publishing
ISBN
9781844542789
Date Published
Jun 2006
Price:
£17.99
Synopsis
Roger Ferderer announced in 1998 that he expected to win Wimbledon in the foreseeable future and that he would be world number one - and he was right! Storming into Wimbledon in 2003, as a wild card entry, he shocked the tennis world by beating 5 times reigning champion Pete Sampras to take the title. Since then he has ridden a rollercoaster of triumphs and defeats but has ended the 2005 season as world number one and has won this year's Laureus sports award.

But this wonderful biography not only charts Federer's assent into the spotlight tournament by tournament but goes back to the beginning - how as an eight year old he first wielded a tennis racket and at thirteen how he was sent to the Swiss training academy in Bienne despite speaking no French at all. From a timid junior Wimbledon champion to the feisty, confident man we are all more familiar with; he truly is a phenomenal athlete and this is a thoroughly entertaining biography.