eBook Roger Federer, 1st Edition

  • Anne K. Brown
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  • ISBN-10: 1420508482
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508482
  • DDC: 796.342092
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Contemporary biography series People in the News profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.

Admired for his perfect form, style, and finesse, tennis star Roger Federer has been ranked as the number one player in the world, and is arguably the greatest player in the history of tennis. He holds the record for the most wins in Grand Slam tournaments and has spent the most consecutive weeks as the number-one ranked player in professional tennis. This volume charts Federer's rise to fame from his early start as an impulsive, but talented, youth to the tournament wins that established him as a world-class athlete. The author also explains how Federer earned a reputation as a fair player, a polite and considerate sports hero, a humanitarian, and true gentleman both on and off the tennis court.

Features and Benefits

  • Accessible language, a colorful layout, and subject-specific ancillaries make this an excellent selection for general readers, students, and researchers.
  • "Association Copies" Appendix lists books by significant people who have owned them.
  • Through quotations from the individual profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how other regard them.
  • Each book in this series includes sidebars, photographs, annotated bibliographies, timelines, and comprehensive indexes.

What's New

  • Title covers all aspects of Federer's life, from his childhood to his adult success, offering a comprehensive overview of the subject.


"People in the News is a series that covers the lives of contemporary newsmakers of all ages in movies, in the arts, science, politics and everyday life and includes their contributions, achievements, and information about their lives."---Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group

— Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee

"Junior high librarians will find this series to be a solid addition to their biography section. The tales about each person gleaned from a broad variety of sources show students the value of balanced reporting. The vivid color photos and user-friendly layout of the books as well as their moderate length will provide students with a thorough yet undaunting look at people they care about who are in the news."--- VOYA October 2007

— Mary Ann Darby

"This volume will be useful in libraries where celebrity biographies are in demand." -- School Library Journal (March 2003)

— School Library Journal