A Great Holiday Gift For The Sports Fan The Roger Federer Story, Quest For Perfection Book

Released on: December 4, 2007, 1:58 am

Press Release Author: Randy Walker

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: Book Is The First U.S. Published Biography Of The Greatest
Athlete In The World

Press Release Body: WASHINGTON, D.C. -Dec04,2007.--Looking for a holiday gift for a
sports fan? New Chapter Press recommends buying the first U.S. published biography
of Roger Federer, who many consider the greatest sports athlete in the world.The
Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection (www.rogerfedererbook.com, $24.95, New
Chapter Press) is written by Rene Stauffer, the esteemed Swiss tennis journalist who
has covered Federer since the budding tennis champion was a 15-year-old.

Federer has dominated the tennis world for the last four years and is rewriting
tennis history in seemingly every tournament he plays. Federer won three Grand Slam
tennis tournaments in 2007, placing him with 12 total major titles, in second place
all-time, two shy of the record set by Pete Sampras. Other statistics on Federer are
as follows;

. Federer has won eight of the last 10 Grand Slam tennis tournaments and has played
in a record 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals. He is the first player to ever reach
all four Grand Slam finals for two straight years.
. Federer missed capturing the Grand Slam - one of the most difficult sporting
achievements in the world - in 2006 and 2007 by only two sets. (two four-set losses
to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final)
. In 2007, he was the first man in 27 years to win a Grand Slam tournament without
losing a set (Australian Open)
. At Wimbledon in 2007, he equaled the record set by the great Bjorn Borg winning
his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title
. Federer is the first man to win at least three Grand Slams three times in his
. In 2007, he beat the mark of Jimmy Connors for consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 in
the world (160 weeks, now at 200 straight weeks).

The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection chronicles Federer's life as
tempermental junior player, through his early struggles on the ATP Tour and his
break-through win at Wimbledon in 2003 concluding with his 10th Grand Slam title at
the Australian Open earlier this year. The book also focuses on his values, how he
has been marketed, his relationship with the media as well as his numerous
charitable pursuits.

The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book "excellent" while Britain's Daily
Telegraph called it "an intimate and insightful portrait." Wrote Tennis.com of the
book; "It's accessible and sketches out his career development very logically. At
the same time, it throws in enough about his personality and the rest of his life to
flesh out the tale without turning it into it a flabby puff-piece."

Other positive reviews have included Charlie Bricker of the South Florida
Sun-Sentinel, who wrote, "It\'s a virtual encyclopedia of Federer\'s career. There\'s
material in there I\'ve not seen anywhere else. Fantastic." Wrote leading tennis
website Tennisreportersnet, "It could have easily been called the Encyclopedia

Stauffer is one of the world's leading tennis journalists and the highly-respected
tennis correspondent for Zurich's Tages-Anzeiger and Sonntags-Zeitung. A sports
writer since 1981, Stauffer worked for the Swiss newspapers Blick and Sport, before
joining Tages-Anzeiger in 1993. After first writing about Federer in 1996, Stauffer
has traveled the world covering Federer and his many triumphs.
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publisher of books based in Washington, D.C.

information contact:

Randy Walker,

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