Roger Federer on the Cover of ESPN The Magazine


Roger Federer on the Cover of ESPN The Magazine

Cover: Roger Federer    |    Cover Shoot: Video

Winner of a record 16 Grand Slams, Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player of our time. But can he be called the greatest athlete, period? In “One Among Many,ESPN The Magazine writer Tim Keown tries to answer this question by taking a look at the man behind the racket—including his innate talent (physiologists say he has “dynamic balance”), fairly humble lifestyle (he has turned down $60 million in endorsement deals in the past 18 months alone) and dominance over his competition (he’s been No. 1 for 279 of the past 325 weeks). Also, The Start of Something Big” focuses on all-star pitcher Roy Halladay who, as the Phillies new gem, will look to shut down batters in the NL just as he did for the past 12 years in the AL. And last, but not least…Driver X” answers some of the questions he gets asked most—including what scares him when he is speeding around the tracks at 185 mph. ESPN The Magazine on newsstands April 23!      Cover   |   Video

ESPN The Magazine Features Also Include…

Ain’t Nothing Free About it (NBA)
Give the bricklayer a break. Sinking a couple at the line is harder than it looks, especially in the NBA playoffs. By Ric Bucher 

Like Father, Like Sons
Jack begat John and Jim, and unto football was born a new first family of coaching: the Harbaughs. By Eddie Matz

Stat Factory: Horseplay
Which silk colors wear the roses most often? How many mint juleps will be sipped? The numbers of the Kentucky Derby. By John Mastroberardino and Bill Weisbrod

Parking Violations (Motorsports)
Dave Blaney starts most NASCAR races. Now all he wants is a sponsor who will let him finish. By Ryan McGee


This just in…The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Sasha Vujacic, the Suns’ Steve Nash, actor Dominic Monaghan and ESPN’s own The Sklar Brothers demonstrated their passion for the World Cup in promo videos for an ESPN The Magazine‘s contest called “Get me to the World Cup!”  These friends of The Magazine made their bid to win a free trip to South Africa, presented by The Mag and Sony, to show fans how easy it is to enter to win! While the enthusiasts aren’t actually eligible to win, 18-year-olds across the country are. All they have to do is post a one-minute video showing how fanatic they are for the game, and GOOOOOAAAAAL they are entered to win! These witty videos an contest details are available at

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