Strokes of genius: Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. Yet in the last few moments of daylight, swashbuckling Spaniard Rafael Nadal prevailed in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis." This book deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a dramatic rivalry.--From publisher description.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780547232805
9780547416496
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID beff710c-1d31-d859-af7d-120233891cc3
Grouping Title strokes of genius federer nadal and the greatest match ever played
Grouping Author wertheim l jon
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-02 02:05:15AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-20 03:49:36AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Wertheim, L. Jon.
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Wertheim, L. Jon
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction
display_description In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Centre Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. Yet in the last few moments of daylight, swashbuckling Spaniard Rafael Nadal prevailed in what was, according to the author, "essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis." This book deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a dramatic rivalry.--From publisher description.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id beff710c-1d31-d859-af7d-120233891cc3
isbn 9780547232805, 9780547416496
item_details hoopla:MWT12015804||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12015804||Available Online||||, ils:719770|849271|Wright Farms - Adult Nonfiction|SPORTS i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WF||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-10-20T09:49:36.334Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog SPORTS i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9780547232805
publishDate 2009
record_details hoopla:MWT12015804|eBook|eBook||English|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,|2009.|1 online resource, ils:719770|Book|Books||English|Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,|2009.|211 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12015804 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
ils:719770 849271 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Electronic books, Federer, Roger, -- 1981-, Nadal, Rafael, -- 1986-, SPORTS & RECREATION / Tennis, Wimbledon Championships
title_display Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played
title_full Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played / L. Jon Wertheim, Strokes of genius : Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played [electronic resource] / L. Jon Wertheim
title_short Strokes of genius :
title_sub Federer, Nadal, and the greatest match ever played
topic_facet Electronic books, Federer, Roger, Nadal, Rafael, SPORTS & RECREATION / Tennis