Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player commonly regarded as the best of all time. He holds the most Grand Slam championships of any male professional tennis player, having won six Australian Opens, one French Open, eight Wimbledons, and five US Opens. In his career, he has won the ATP Player of the Year, the ITF World Championships, and the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year five times. He is the first tennis player to have four times been named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. Here is all you need to know about Roger Federer.
Early life of Roger Federer
First thing you need to know about Roger Federer is that he was born in Basel, Switzerland to Swiss German parents Robert and Lynette Federer (Afrikaner). During his boyhood, he worked as a ball boy for the local Basel event, Swiss Indoors, in 1992 and 1993. He served in the military, as do all Swiss citizens, but was deemed unsuitable and transferred to the civil protection force. By the age of 11, he was one of the top juniors in the country, and he became pro in 1998.
Personal life of Roger Federer
Roger Federer’s wife is Miroslava Federer, a former WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) player who represented Switzerland until 2002 before retiring due to a foot ailment. The couple originally met during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, and their relationship has grown deeper since then. On April 11, 2009, Roger Federer married Mirka at the Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen. The couple was blessed with twin girls the same year. Five years later, the couple were delighted parents once more when they welcomed another set of twins, this time boys.
Roger Federer’s Profession
Another thing you need to know about Roger Federer is that Roger turned pro at the age of 17 in 1998 and went on to win his maiden grand slam (Wimbledon) in 2003, defeating Mark Philippoussis in the final. In August 2003, he surpassed Andre Agassi to become the world’s number one.
He won three grand slam titles in 2004. (Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon). Except for the French Open, he won all of the major slams between 2004 and 2007. Federer’s finest season was 2006, which was statistically the second best season of all time in the open era.
Federer had a spectacular year in 2008, when he and Stanilas Wawrinka won gold in doubles but just one grand slam (the US Open). The Swiss professional tennis player won two grand slams in 2009 (Wimbledon and the French Open), although this was his first French Open. The drought began in 2011, when Federer failed to win a single grand slam for the first time owing to a decline in form and fitness difficulties.
Another thing you need to know about Roger Federer is that In 2012, he made a stunning comeback to win Wimbledon, as well as silver in the Olympics, although he was defeated in the final by Andy Murray. Between 2013 and 2016, Roger Federer’s career was at its lowest point; he shown flashes of brilliance but failed to win a single grand slam.
In 2017, he made an incredible comeback and won his eighth Wimbledon title. Roger Federer hasn’t won a grand slam in two years, but he still holds the record with 20 major slams in his spectacular 20-year career.
Roger Federer’s nett worth
Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid tennis player. He is projected to be worth $450 million.
Controversy surrounding Roger Federer
One interesting thing you need to know about Roger Federer is that Roger Federer, the Swiss great, was allegedly accused of rigging a Wimbledon final against Rafal Nadal, which he was meant to win but instead lost. Federer then stated that he just recommended his businessman buddy to bet on his victory, but now that Federer has lost, the fixing is entirely out of the picture. Federer reportedly received backlash from the tennis community after issuing a statement against equal pay for female tennis players.
He holds the record for the most Grand Slams ever won: 20
He has appeared in the following Grand Slam finals: 30
He holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the world: 310.
He holds the record for the most consecutive weeks as World No. 1 (male or female): 237.
He is the only male player to have won three distinct Grand Slams five times. He has won the US Open five times, Wimbledon eight times, and the Australian Open five times.
In tennis history, he has played the most consecutive Grand Slam finals, semifinals, and quarterfinals: 10, 23, and 36, respectively.
He has won the most Wimbledon titles: eight.