I've been a follower of Pete Bodo's Tennis World blog since its inception 5 years ago. One might even call me a PB Kool-Aid drinker, a term re-popularized by Pete himself to describe the veritable fanboys/girls that live and die with every Federer or Nadal point (depending on their flavor of choice). The great thing about the blog format is that it has provided Pete a platform in which to examine the Federal/Nadal rivalry from virtually every angle, on an almost daily basis (if he so chooses). Some of these analyses are just too good to be packed away in the e-archives, never to be read again. Hence the book, which does an excellent job of compiling Pete's best work (as it pertains to Federer/Nadal/terre battue), and "freshening it up" for the Kindle's paper-like display. After three decades in the industry, Pete's prose is still fresh and honest in its delivery. He is, by his own admission, an equal opportunity defender and offender. But if you take off your rose-colored glasses and look closer, you can easily spot Pete's intrinsic love for the game itself, and in particular his appreciation for this great rivalry--which, when the clay dust has settled, the last wedgie has been picked, and the deeply conditioned hair has found its final resting place, just may turn out to be the greatest of all time, on any surface.
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