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Federer and me: a story of obsession [electronic resource] / William Skidelsky.

Skidelsky, William, author. (Author). Lister, Ralph, 1971- narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781515924500 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1515924505 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Ralph Lister.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Federer, Roger, 1981-
Tennis players > Switzerland > Biography.
Tennis players > History and criticism.

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