Who kidnapped Roger Federer? The new sports thriller novel promises sparks!

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Who kidnapped Roger Federer? The new sports thriller novel promises sparks!
Who kidnapped Roger Federer? The new sports thriller novel promises sparks!

Who kidnapped Roger Federer? No, nobody, in real life! And luckily! This is the title of the new sports thriller novel, by the Italian writer Piero Valesio and published by Abosolutely Free, released last June 2nd. The original title is: Chi ha rapito Roger Federer? (Who kidnapped Roger Federer? - ed.), and it is set in Rome, in 2040, when the Internazionali BNL d'Italia are about to play, in a world where even the climate of the city hosting the tournament has radically changed.

As reported by the Italian news agency ANSA, the plot of the novel is very particular: "All sport on the planet is in the hands of transnational organizations at war with each other: and Roger could have the task of opening a new page of collaboration between the belligerent subjects.

But something will go wrong and it will be up to an aspiring journalist and a police commissioner to solve the riddle. The book is a mystery in the sports arena in which the protagonists move in a mixed reality and fiction that has the power to prefigure a possible future.

A world in which the immense and ridiculous egos of potentates with no more sense of the limit fight each other, in an often hilarious way."

Roger Federer responds to the fans!

Roger Federer made headlines again with a hilarious #AskRF that he organized on his official twitter account.

Her Majesty has decided to reconnect again in close contact with her fans by organizing this interesting format where she answered the questions she deemed most beautiful and deserving. Here is the roundup published by the twenty-time Grand Slam winner!

How are you feeling? What do you miss most about when he was a player? "I feel great today. The thing I miss the most is a spontaneous dinner off the court with friends after a match or training. And of course the big stadiums, the fans and the excitement of everything tennis encompasses.

" When you will come back? "I never actually left." Will you become a tennis coach? "I'm already a parent-coach, which isn't easy, but I love it and enjoy every minute." What do you enjoy most since retiring from professional tennis and what do you miss the most? "There were a lot of little things that I didn't know were creating so much stress on me until they disappeared, which is really nice.

It was like taking a load off my shoulders." Who will be the next ATP player to win his first Grand Slam? "Hmmm... Who should I drop the pressure and stress on?" Are you planning to do tennis commentary on TV and would you like to join the BBC for this Wimbledon? "I'm not going to comment this year." Are you planning to do a demonstration tour in South America? "I'd love to do that in the future, and if so, going back to South America would be great." (QUESTION BY IVAN LJUBICIC) Who is your favorite Croatian coach with no hair and one handed backhand? "Give me a few hours to browse the history books and I will answer you!" Your favorite match against Rafa Nadal? "the Roland Garros 2008.

Those four matches were mind blowing." What is the most important thing you can do in tennis to improve the activity around you? "That's a great question, I'll need more time to think about it." Will you be present at this year's Laver Cup? "Yes, see you in Vancouver!" How do you keep your cool after a tough defeat in tennis? "You can only go on, you can't linger.

You have to learn and take the positives, there's always something." Do you occasionally watch your YouTube videos to see how good you were? "People keep sending me those videos, especially my dad, so I do that every once in a while." The best service you have faced? "Roddick.

Isner. Sampras. Schwartzman. Karlovic. Ivanisevic. Raonic. Varvinec. And a bald guy from Croatia, Ivan Ljubicic!"

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