Christopher Clarey, New York Times journalist and author of The Master (a recently published biography of Roger Federer’s career), Serena Williams’ match against reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu was an unpleasant experience for those accustomed to the old American level. tennis
“For those who remember Serena’s finest hour, this was a painful viewing (unless she was there to see Raducanu). For now, Serena’s farewell tour seems like a good idea that comes too late. Last chance for one last hurrah: the US Open,» Christopher Clarey wrote on Twitter.
In the highly anticipated match between Williams and Raducanu, the latter prevailed 6-4, 6-0 in 65 minutes. At 60% for Williams, the Briton won 76% of the points on her first serve. While the 2021 Flushing Meadows champion won 75% of her second serve points, Williams struggled terribly and won just 12% of her second serve points.
Raducanu only lost serve once during the match, but converted five of the nine break points she faced on serve from the two-time former Cincinnati champion. Williams recorded five more winners than Raducanu, but the latter only made one unforced error, while the American had 18.
Who is the author of the biography of Roger Federer?
According to the New York Times description, “Christopher Clarey has covered global sports for The New York Times for more than 25 years from bases in France, Spain and the United States.
He is one of the world’s leading authorities on tennis and has reported on more than 90 Grand Slam tournaments, recounting the major figures and issues of the Open era and interviewing everyone from Bjorn Borg to Serena Williams.
In addition to this, he is the author of The Master: The Long Run and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer. The description of the book reads as follows: “An important biography of the greatest male tennis player of the modern era.
There have been other Roger Federer biographies, but never one with this kind of access to the man himself, his support team, and the game’s most prominent figures, including rivals like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Roddick.
In The Master, New York Times correspondent Christopher Clarey sits down with Federer and those close to him to tell the story of the greatest player in men’s tennis.