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    • The Last Monkey
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    • Marco Bucciantini      Federico Ferrero     

      The Last Monkey

      The Evolution of Tennis up to Roger Federer

      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press


      The riveting history of tennis – a game steeped in tradition but still ever –evolving.

      Tennis is the summation and expression of man, what he has been and what he wants to become, solving numerous conflicts and developing a game that depends on the net sum of his qualities and shortcoming; that very sum then has to be turned into an identity complemented with ideas and strikes, tweaking, fine-tuning and even discarding them as needed, in order to identify the optimal strategy for each match. This is the only way to overcome one’s opponent and be the first across the line. It is an individual struggle that concerns everyone because human expression can only endure if it draws in its contemporaries and generates an economy that is advantageous for its performers, its organisers and its followers.

      In this growing need for exasperation, Roger Federer appeared – the last monkey. But what kind of evolution can there be after him? This book attempts to answer this question beginning with the origins of man's evolution.

      About the author

      Marco Bucciantini is a journalist. After directing l'Unità, he switched to La Gazzetta dello Sport. He currently authors documentaries and works with companies to draw up motivational speeches. Also a radio and TV pundit, since 2016 he has worked as a football and tennis commentator for Sky and Eurosport respectively. He has already co-authored three books and won numerous journalistic awards.

      Federico Ferrero is left-handed and was born in Cuneo in 1976. He began freelance-writing for Il Tennis Italiano in 2001. He has worked with l’Unità, l’Espresso and pagina 99. Since 2005 he has been a tennis commentator for Eurosport. He writes for Domani and Sette (Corriere della sera), Undici and Tennis Magazine. He has written two books for Rizzoli (Il Palpa and La vita di Riccardo Piatti), a documentary (Langhe Doc) and an essay on Italy’s Bribesville for ADD. He won the 2012 Dardanello Prize and the 2021 Amerigo prize.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 18 x 23
      Print: Colours
      Pages: XIV-226
      ISBN: 9788836005819
      Price: € 22,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788836005826
      Price: € 18,99
    • Piattaforma: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788836005826