Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player, who is widely hailed as the greatest Tennis player of all time. He has won 20 Grand Slam titles (6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open) till date, the highest by any male professional tennis player.
He has won the ATP player of the year, ITF World champions and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year 5 times in his career. He is the only Tennis player to have won BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year four times.
Roger Federer Early life
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland to Robert Federer (Swiss German) and Lynette Federer (Afrikaner). During childhood he served as a ball boy at the local Basel tournament, Swiss Indoors in 1992 and 1993 respectively.
Like all Swiss citizens he served the military, but was considered unfit and served in civil protection force. He was among the top rated juniors in the country by the age of 11 and turned pro in 1998.
Roger Federer Personal life
Roger Federer is married to Miroslava Federer, a former WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) player, who represented Switzerland till 2002, but retired due to foot injury. The couple first met at the 2000 Olympics Sydney and since then the bond grew stronger and on 11th April 2009 Roger Federer married Mirka at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen.
In the same year the couple were blessed with twin girls. 5 years later the couple again became proud parents and had another pair of twins, but this it was boys.
Roger Federer Professional life
Roger turned pro in 1998 at the age of 17 and won his first ever grand slam (Wimbledon) in 2003 defeating Mark Philippoussis in the finale. In August 2003, he became number 1 surpassing Andre Agassi.
In the year 2004, he won 3 grand slam titles (Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon). He won all the major slams between 2004- 2007 except French Open, 2006 is considered the best season for Federer and statistically speaking it was the second best season of all time in the open era.
2008 was memorable year for Federer, he along with Stanilas Wawrinka won gold in the doubles, but could win only single grand slam (US Open) that year.
In 2009, the Swiss legend won 2 grand slams (Wimbledon and French Open), this was his first ever French open.
In 2011 the drought came and Federer for the first time couldn’t win a single grand slam due to slump in form and fitness issues.
In 2012, he made a grand come back and won the Wimbledon, he also won silver at the 2012 Olympics, and he lost to Andy Murray in the finale.
The period between 2013- 2016 was the worst phase in Roger Federer illustrious career, he showed glimpse of his genius, but couldn’t win a single grand slam.
In the year 2017, he made an astounding comeback and won his 8th Wimbledon title.
It has been 2 years Roger Federer hasn’t won a single grand slam, but still sits at the top with 20 grand slams in his 20 yearlong illustrious career.
Roger Federer Achievements
- He has won most Grand Slams of all time: 20
- He has played most Grand Slam finals: 30
- He holds the record for most weeks as World No. 1: 310
- He holds the record for most consecutive weeks (male or female) as World No. 1: 237
- He is the only male player to have won 3 different glams Slams 5 times each. He has won the US Open 5 times, Wimbledon 8 times, Australian Open 5 times
- He has played most consecutive Grand Slam finals, semifinals and quarterfinals in the tennis history: 10, 23 and 36 respectively.
- He has won most Wimbledon titles: 8
- He owns most year-end championship titles: 6
- He has played most matches on the ATP tour without retiring
- He has won 24 finals in a row.
Roger Federer Personal life
Date of Birth-8 August 1981
Age (as in 2017)-36 Years
Birth Place- Basel, Switzerland
Zodiac sign/Sun sign-Leo
Hometown- Basel, Switzerland
School- Dropped out at the age of 16
Educational Qualifications- N/A
Father- Robert Federer (Switzerland)
Mother- Lynette Du Rand (South Africa)
Ethnicity- Swiss-German (Father), Afrikaner (Mother)
Hobbies- Golf, Skiing, Music, Playing cards, Playstation
Favorite Tennis player- Pete Sampras
Favorite Food-Italian and Japanese cuisines
Favorite Film-Gladiator, James Bond film series
Favorite Actor-Not known
Favorite Actress-Not known
Favorite Singer-AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz
Children- 4 (Twin daughters and twin sons)
Height- in centimeters: 6 ft. (185 cm)
Weight: 72 kg (158 lbs).
Chest: 38 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Roger Federer Net worth
Roger Federer is the highest paid Tennis player across the globe. He has an estimated net worth of $450 million.
Roger Federer Controversy
Swiss legend Roger Federer was once accused of fixing a Wimbledon final against Rafal Nadal, which he was supposed to win, but lost. Federer later clarified that he only advised his businessman friend to put money on his victory, but since Federer lost, the fixing is completely out of scene.
Federer once faced the outrage from tennis fraternity after released a statement objecting women tennis players’ equal pay.
Social Media Profile
Roger Federer Twitter- https://twitter.com/rogerfederer
Roger Federer Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Federer/
Roger Federer Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/rogerfederer/
Roger Federer Official website- https://www.rogerfederer.com/