Andy Murray’s failure: how to dislike Roger Federer – the behind the scenes of a book
How to dislike Roger Federer?
Andy Murray asked himself that question, many years ago. And he tried, he tried to dislike the Swiss, he tried to dislike him.
And he failed.
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We have seen Toni Nadal in tense moments with Mirka Vavrinec in Rome, we have heard Rafael Nadal’s uncle say that his role model is Roger Federer, but what we never knew, until today, is that the former coach of the 14-time Roland Garros champion had a special fascination for a very specific aspect of the Swiss: his hair. Roger Federer’s hair aroused a deep admiration in Toni Nadal.
“Surprisingly, the first thing Toni remembers is how beautiful Roger’s hair was,” said British journalist Simon Cambers, author with Swiss Simon Graf of a book, “The Roger Federer effect”, in which they interviewed 42 tennis personalities to understand and explain what generates the man so many people consider the greatest tennis player ever.
In an interview with CLAY, Cambers recounts the genesis of the book and reveals fascinating details, including what to expect from Novak Djokovic’s most recalcitrant fans.