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The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection Book to Debut June 25

The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection is the first U.S.-published book on Roger Federer, the Swiss tennis champion who is regarded by some as the greatest player in the history of the sport.

The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection Book to Debut June 25
New York, NY, June 19, 2007 --( New Chapter Press today announced that The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection – the first U.S.-published book on the Swiss tennis super star – will launch on June 25, the opening day of the Wimbledon. The Roger Federer Story, Quest for Perfection ( was written by Rene Stauffer, the esteemed Swiss tennis journalist who has covered Federer since the budding tennis champion was a 15-year-old. The book 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 Wimbledon champ’s mother, Lynette Federer, uses the German version as an encyclopedia on her son’s career. “It’s useful for me, because I often am asked about things and I don’t know for sure without checking,” she told Zurich’s Tages-Anzeiger. “Now, I will always know where I can look them up.”

“When I first saw Roger Federer play tennis when he was a 15-year-old, I didn’t think that I would even write his name in my newspaper, let alone a book about him,” said Stauffer, who opens the book with his “Encounter with a 15-year-old” chapter when on Sept. 11, 1996, he first came upon Federer at the World Youth Cup tennis event in Zurich. “I am very happy I wrote this book, since a lot of readers told me that they find it very entertaining and educational about Roger and his career.”

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.

For more information on the book – and for purchasing information and links – go to

Founded in 1987, New Chapter Press ( is an independent publisher of books that is part of the Independent Publishers Group (IPG).

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