Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
Well, I’ve sort of been in mourning for the last day or so, since Roger Federer announced he was pulling out of all events for the remainder of the year, to get his knee back in shape following his surgery earlier this year. (Post-Australian Open, he hurt his knee giving his kids a bath of all things, and surgery followed in February.) What with all the Fed Gear news lately (the Stealth Bomber racquet, the new line of Nike stuff I’ll never be able to afford) I was all set for the year’s last Slam, and a breathtaking, Tweener-filled FedRun to the title. But life gets in the way, and here we are.
That said, we need a way to get a FedFix, as it were. Though I am immediately shifting to Andy Murray as my men’s U.S. Open hopeful, The Fed still remains #1 on my list, and so this book may prove to be a short term answer to FedMIA until (presumably) the Australian Open in January.
Which seems like a LONG way off.
Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer is written by Mark Hodgkinson.
Fed’s game is explored with 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.
His 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, writer Mark Hodgkinson tells the story of how a young hotheaded kid from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete….
…and who, in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport’s biggest titles.