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Federer and me: a story of obsession

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For much of the past decade, William Skidelsky has had an all-consuming devotion to Roger Federer, whom he considers to be the greatest and most graceful tennis player of all time.In this mesmerizing memoir, Skidelsky ponders what it is about the Swiss star that transfixes him and countless others. Skidelsky dissects the wonders of Federer's forehand, reflects on his rivalry with Nadal, revels in his victories, and relives his most crushing defeats. But in charting his obsession, Skidelsky also weaves his own past into a captivating story that explores the evolution of modern tennis, the role of beauty in sports, and the psychology of fandom.Thought-provoking and beautifully written, Federer and Me is a frank, funny, and touching account of one fan's life.
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subject_facetBiographies
Federer, Roger, -- 1981-
Tennis players -- History and criticism
Tennis players -- Switzerland -- Biography
title_displayFederer and me : a story of obsession
title_fullFederer and me : a story of obsession / William Skidelsky
Federer and me : a story of obsession [electronic resource] / William Skidelsky
title_shortFederer and me
title_suba story of obsession
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History and criticism
Tennis players