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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.

©2015 William Skidelsky (P)2016 Tantor

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Great book for Federer fans

It was very interesting and captivating to listen to William Sidelsky's interactions with Federer which all transpire in William's mind and without ever really meeting Federer. Sidelsky has a beautiful way of describing the course of his life and his love for tennis. I'm sure someday he'll meet Federer himself, and they can both enjoy the beauty of each other's work.