Caroline's Reviews > Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played

Strokes of Genius by L. Jon Wertheim
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Jun 28, 09

Read in June, 2009

Admittedly, this is a biased review as any book about tennis is a great read. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is that Nadal won that match, and this book being non-fiction couldn't change that. I loved the background stories around the match and the descriptions of what was happening in and around the match.
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Bernard So because Nadal won the match you gave it a four instead of a five? This is why Roger Federer fan annoy me - they can't gracefully accept his losses. Rate the book on its own merits as a book, not on the outcome of the match it is describing.

That said your review was helpful - I have been meaning to buy this book and this just convinced me to do it today.

Long live Rafa!! :-)


Caroline Bernard wrote: "So because Nadal won the match you gave it a four instead of a five? This is why Roger Federer fan annoy me - they can't gracefully accept his losses. Rate the book on its own merits as a book, not..."


To lament losing the greatest match ever played is like being whimsical in the envy of youth and what could have been. Truth be told it was a good read; but doesn't rank a five star to me. I was having fun with my comments; but it seems I've hit a nerve with an overwrought Nadal fan. To quote Becker (as Nadal did after his french open loss) "I lost a tennis match. Nobody died."



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