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The Roger Federer Story: Quest for Perfection

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Good reading

    This was a good read. It kept my interest; with the exception of a few specific win and lose details. I would recommend this for any Fedex fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    Victorious Roger?

    Everyone in this world has heard of Roger Federer. He is arguably one of the best tennis players to have ever played the game. Recently, Roger won his sixteenth major Grand Slam Tournament passing previous leader Pete Sampras' fifteen titles. The way Roger plays is outstanding to watch, but what most people know about Roger is only his winning ways; they don't know about the boy from Basel, Switzerland.
    As a tennis player, reading The Roger Federer Story by Rene Stauffer changed my view on Roger tremendously and the way I play the game. This book informs the reader about Roger's childhood, growing up and wanting to be the best and No. 1 in the world since day one. It is an interview and summary of Roger's tennis life and tells about his struggles to get past the first round of the major Grand Slams. That was the big shocker to me, as I never knew that he experienced several Grand Slam droughts before he was able to win his first title.
    Tennis is more of a game playing against your mind rather than your opponent. It is a game that can be the best game one-day and the worst game you have ever played the next. Tennis is one of the few games where someone can be great but lose to a weak player easily. It has the highest frustration level when trying to learn how to play and get better as I have learned first hand by playing several sports. However, one thing people don't know is the dark side of Roger, his temper. When Roger was learning to play the game, the tennis center in which he played at just got a new curtain between the courts, and the players were warned that they would be strongly punished if one were to destroy it. Roger thought it was a joke and he sliced his racquet right through it like a knife when he made a bad shot. A week's punishment off the court for the future No. 1 was a major punishment and this really changed Roger's mental game. It was really interesting to read this side of Roger because the way I have seen him all these years, he is the one keeping his cool on the court and never getting frustrated like the one's who are notorious for throwing temper tantrums or slamming their racquets on the court and breaking them. Roger is a true professional, both on and off the court.
    I highly recommend this book for any tennis player struggling to get better or learning the game. I highly suggest reading this book because it helped me with my frustrations in tennis to get better. It was a real message to me when I read that the world's No. 1 player had struggles too and that the kind of natural talents that Roger had still needed something like pure practice and hard work to get him to the top of his game.
    I like how this book takes you through the travel sequence that Roger experienced first hand. It felt like I was time traveling and was at all of these events. It shows just how much a professional tennis player has to work and accomplish to stay rated and still be known.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Great because i heart federer!!!!!!

    This book tells a lot about his life

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