I wouldn't recommend Fantastic Federer
, it's a good read but its not 'really that revealing' if you're a hard-core Roger fan! Everything in it is already in the public domain (unfortunately the internet means we have finger-tip access info) , its also short in detail something that a biograohy as aappose to autobiographies tend to be, for example, were and how was roger when he found out Peter Carter died, what was his immiediate reaction, who broke the news to him, how he felt when the media started attacking Mirka when she restricted his media duties to allow him to rest...etc and although a quest for perfection
will have some input from family members and a couple of roger interviews here and there i doubt it will give an insight into roger, we'll just have to wait for the autobiography, to get into roger's head...besides I always wait for player to retire or have long careers before I really get into their stories...that's why Boris Becker's and John McEnroes is such a great read, it honest in a way that a player on the tour will find it difficult to be!! , i.e. what really goes on in the locker room or how they feel about the other players, their feelings on their coaches and nearest rivals, dealing with the media..that sort of thing...when players write books mid-career (which roger has yet to do) I feel like its a unifinished story and their narrative is usually restricted by what agents and sponsors will allow them to write, not to mention their views are still competitve and their less likely to be honest in their appraisal of their game...I can understand players releasing biographies in the height of their fame (strike while the iron is hot and all that) but because I read so many biographies (like roger does) I want the gritty stuff, the brutally honest, PR
free fluff that usually comes out of active players!