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Fedegraphica A Graphic Biography Of The Genius Of Roger Federer

Fedegraphica A Graphic Biography Of The Genius Of Roger Federer

FEDERER is almost universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time; he might also be the greatest athlete. Adored around the world, Federer has become one of sport's most iconic and popular figures. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with beautiful infographics looking at his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Federer's astonishing records - no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one - are also showcased against his rivals and the legends of the game. Drawing on his conversations with Federer, as well as exclusive interviews with those close to the Swiss, Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The infographics, stunning photography and insight and analysis - from Federer's rivals, idols, coaches and members of his inner circle - will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mark Hodgkinson
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2018-05-24
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781781318386


Serena

Serena

Serena Williams is the most successful tennis player – male or female – of the modern, professional era, with more Grand Slams than either Steffi Graf or Roger Federer. Always a fierce competitor, her story – which began on the cracked public courts of Compton, L.A. – is also one of overcoming challenges through sheer determination, drive and talent. In this innovative illustrated biography, Serena's tennis is explored like never before: stunning graphics explore her serving patterns, signature power groundstrokes, and her movement – as well as showcasing her astonishing records, spanning over two decades in the tennis elite. Drawing on conversations with Serena over the course of her career, and on interviews with those closest to her, this is the ultimate celebration of arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and, without question, a true global icon.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mark Hodgkinson
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 2019-09-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781781319079


This Perfect Day

This Perfect Day

By the author of Rosemary‘s Baby, a horrifying journey into a future only Ira Levin could imagine. Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication. The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night. With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin's most haunting novels.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ira Levin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-11-15
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781605989365


Roger Federer

Roger Federer

"For several years, tennis aficionados wondered whether they could really call Roger Federer the greatest ever tennis player. In 2009, Federer ended that debate by completing his collection of career Grand Slams and overtaking Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14 major titles. With his olympic gold medal from 2008, Federer is now recognised as the greatest tennis player and has achieved legendary status in the wider sporting world. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks at his development as a sportsman and how he has matured into a family man with his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the birth of their twin girls. It also examines how Roger bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins was ended and he was toppled from the number one spot by his long-time rival Rafael Nadal. In characteristic style, Federer silenced his critics by winning the French Open title for the first time, reclaiming his Wimbledon crown and ending 2009 at the number one position for the fifth time."--Publisher's description.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Chris Bowers
Publisher : Blake Publishing
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 372 Pages
ISBN : 1844549569


You Cannot Be Serious The Graphic Guide To Tennis

You Cannot Be Serious The Graphic Guide To Tennis

Who moves fastest around the court? Which tournament awards their champion a silver pear? Are lefties more successful than right-handed players? Which player admits to smashing 70 rackets a year during his career? From detailed portraits of the icons of the sport to astonishing statistics and the champions’ most remarkable records, this collection of superbly entertaining infographics includes everything you need to know about the tennis world. Whether it is Serena Williams’ record-breaking wins, the tallest and shortest players on the tour, or Sam Groth’s 163.7mph serve, You Cannot Be Serious! has it covered. The eccentric side of the sport is here too, including players’ peculiar training methods, Andy Murray’s and Maria Sharapova’s pet dogs, and the most outlandish fashion to have graced the courts. Charting the greatest and most iconic moments in tennis, from 17-year-old Boris Becker’s unexpected Wimbledon victory to Roger Federer’s 20th Grand Slam singles title, You Cannot be Serious! is the perfect companion for devoted amateur players and armchair fans alike.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Mark Hodgkinson
Publisher : Aurum Press
Release : 2018-06-07
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781781318232


Federer And Me

Federer And Me

"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Yellow Jersey Press"--Title page verso.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : William Skidelsky
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-05-03
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781501133930


Coaching Badminton 101

Coaching Badminton 101

Coaching Badminton 101 is a book for everyone who wants to learn how to play, coach, or teach badminton and experience the fun of badminton games and tournaments. The book systematically presents all the fundamental and advanced skills while utilizing photographs, illustrations, and diagrams to provide readers with clear visual representations of critical skills and strategies. The session plan in the book provides teachers and coaches with suggestions of how to successfully conduct each lesson in order to ensure quality teaching and learning. The book demonstrates that with proper and systematic training, badminton can be a fun and exciting game for anyone. Chapters include: Introduction (the state of badminton in the US, benefits, etiquette, common injuries, and motivation to play), Preparation for Training (attire and equipment, equipment selection, warm-up, cool-down, and body conditioning), Badminton Basics (grips, racket motion and shuttlecock flight directions, ready stances, court positions, footwork, shuttlecock-handling exercises, and footwork training), Serves and Returns, Underhand Clear Shot, Overhead Clear Shot, Overhead Drop Shot, Smash, Drive Shot and Push Shot, Net Drop Shot, Singles Game Strategies, Doubles Game Strategies, Coaching High School Badminton, and Teaching Badminton. The book also contains an appendix containing the basic simplified badminton rules.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Gong Chen
Publisher : Coaches Choice Books
Release : 2009-01
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 1606790382


Dark Wild Night

Dark Wild Night

Book 3 in the Wild Seasons series that began with New York Times bestseller Sweet Filthy Boy. When three besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything could-and does-happen. Moving from college into the real world has never been so crazy . . . or fun. Let the Wild Seasons begin. In Dark Wild Night, now that they're only friends, kissing Lola is all Oliver can think about. Trying to forget her with a wild, anonymous hookup, he's simultaneously thrilled and torn: Is this his chance to get over her? Or will this new stranger only pull him in deeper?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Christina Lauren
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-09-15
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781476777948


Federer

Federer

This superb biography, filled with photographs from his sensationalcareer, follows Roger Federer from his first steps in tennis in the juniortournaments right through to the main professional circuit.Federer: Portrait of a Tennis Legend is an illustrated biography of a manwho has graced the world of tennis for more than two decades, playingwith grace, panache, and magnificent sportsmanship. He who hastranscended tennis to become one of the greatest sportsmen of thetwenty-first century. This portrait illustrates his great rivalries, his greatmatches and his great victories.

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Genre : Tennis players
Author : Iain Spragg
Publisher : Carlton Books
Release : 2019-05
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 1787392406


The Master

The Master

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A major biography of the most iconic men's tennis player of the modern era. There have been other biographies of Roger Federer, but never one with this kind of access to the man himself, his support team, and the most prominent figures in the game, including such rivals as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Roddick. In The Master, New York Times correspondent Christopher Clarey sits down with Federer and those closest to him to tell the story of the greatest player in men's tennis. Roger Federer has often made it look astonishingly easy through the decades: carving backhands, gliding to forehands, leaping for overheads and, in his most gravity-defying act, remaining high on a pedestal in a world of sports rightfully flooded with cynicism. But his path from temperamental, bleach-blond teenager with dubious style sense to one of the greatest, most self-possessed and elegant of competitors has been a long-running act of will, not destiny. He not only had a great gift. He had grit. Christopher Clarey, one of the top international sportswriters working today, has covered Federer since the beginning of his professional career. He was in Paris on the Suzanne Lenglen Court for Federer's first Grand Slam match and has interviewed him exclusively more than any other journalist since his rise to prominence. Here, Clarey focuses on the pivotal people, places, and moments in Federer's long and rich career: reporting from South Africa, South America, the Middle East, four Grand Slam tournaments, and Federer's native Switzerland. It has been a journey like no other player's, rife with victories and a few crushing defeats, one that has redefined enduring excellence and made Federer a sentimental favorite worldwide. The Master tells the story of Federer's life and career on both an intimate and grand scale, in a way no one else could possibly do.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Christopher Clarey
Publisher : Twelve
Release : 2021-08-24
Total Pages : 457 Pages
ISBN : 9781538719251