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Rafael Nadal: The Biography Hardcover – July 1, 2009
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This is another of those "copy and paste" unnoficial biographies where the author did not interview one single person related to his subject. All information is common knowledge, all information is copied from magazines and internet articles. And, of course, to release a "biography" of someone who barely made 23...
This was disappointing beause if you're a diehard Rafa fan you will know everything in this book from the newspapers.
There are some nice colour pictures in it but apart from that it's not that good.
I prefer Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played which has more interesting info and I also love this poetry book which has 80 poems in about Rafa as well as other poems about love, if you're crazy about Rafa you'll love this!
The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse)
This book has VERY minimal personal details; and zero coverage on training, sponsor relationships, equipment, technical style, or anything not match related. All qoutes are verbatim from interviews with news organizations (and credited as such).
Since this is 272 pages of match summaries by the same person, the cliched analogies and descriptions get tedious after awhile. Despite being a huge Nadal fan I sometimes almost forgot what match was being described as they all sounded the same after 100 pages. I am not even sure if the author knows that much about tennis.
As there is very little in print about Nadal, the book was worth my time. However, if you really want to know about Nadal, pick up "Strokes of Genius" by Wertheim. It is much more thorough, has terrific insight, and is a much more enjoyable read.
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This a very good and comprehensive biography. I think it had too much tennis description on every single match there was... But very goodPublished 22 days ago by Rodo
I'm a big fan of Rafa Nadal. To me, this bio is everything it should be. Readable, informative, honest, and engaging. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Laura Dishman
If you're a tennis fan like I am you will enjoy every bit of this book .. On and off the court you Rock Rafa ..
Such sportsmanship and Class.
Good details on every game that Nadal played i though the book would be more personal but overall its okPublished on June 28, 2013 by Jamal
While I enjoy reading about how great a tennis player Rafa is and all that he is accomplishing, and certainly appreciate the intimate details of his most impressive wins, I found... Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by D Umana