“Strokes of Genius” opens with a reference to pigeon shit. Apparently pigeons used to shit all over Centre Court at Wimbledon. So in 2008, the All England Club enlisted the services of a hawk to slaughter the pigeons and thereby get rid of the pooping problem. Wertheim introduces this as an analogy to the match between Rafa and Rogi. I assumed that Rafa was the hawk and Rogi the shitting pigeon. I took immediate offense.
I must give a shoutout to my favorite writer L. Jon Wertheim for his new book STROKES OF GENIUS: FEDERER, NADAL, AND THE GREATEST MATCH EVER PLAYED. Anybody that reads Wertheim's online mailbag column and his Tennis magazine stories will recognize some of the anecdotes and stories previously covered. It is fun to read them again as they are woven into this epic battle. Also the book is not only about Federer and Nadal you do get tidbits about Nole, Daydenko, even journeyman Marc Gicquel gets… Continue
"The secret diary of Andrew Murray, aged 20¾" is a memoir written by Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray, over the course of the 2008 season.
It will be published by Braveheart Books in 2009, but the work already achieved moderate success, despite Murray's disastrous publicity campaign where he said those who didn't buy the book were "stupid… Continue
Added by Svetlana on September 29, 2008 at 10:29am —
We already showed some amazing photos from the book "Venus Williams" and I can't wait to buy the book and see the whole collection, but until then, here are some more photos so you can enjoy in this really… Continue
Added by Svetlana on June 22, 2008 at 1:39pm —
When fashion photographer Koto Bolofo spotted tennis star Venus Williams in a London street, he saw in her a grace and elegance that none had captured before. The result: a book of revelatory images of the world’s most iconic female tennis player.…