Full Name: Roger Federer
Date of Birth: 8th August, 1981
Place of Birth: Basel, Switzerland
Height: 6ft 1 inch (185 cm)
Style: Right Handed
Turned Pro: 1998
Career Titles: 17
Highest ATP Ranking: No. 1 (First on 2nd February, 2014)
Australian Open: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010
French Open: 2009
Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
US Open: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
ATP Tour Winner: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Olympics: Gold Medal 2008 (Doubles), Silver Medal 2012 (Singles) for Switzerland
Hopman Cup: 2001 for Switzerland
Roger Federer was born to Robert and Lynette Federer in Basel, Switzerland. He has one older sister Diana. Federer holds both Switzerland and South African passport. Federer is married to Mirka Vavrinec, who is a former Women’s Tennis Association player. They both met during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Vavrinec got injured in 2002. Roger and Mirka got married in 2009 at a Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen. The couple has twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. Federer is also known for showing his emotions in public. Even when winning or losing you can easily associate tears in Federers eyes.
After turning pro in 1998 Federer won the boys’ Championship at the Wimbledon in the same year, after losing in the Semi Finals of Australian Open and in 1st Round at French Open. Later that year Federer lost in the US Open. After early career breakthroughs in the ATP circuit, Federer dominated the tennis world from 2003 to 2007. During this time Federer won three grand slams in the year 2004 and became world No. 1 at the same time.
Federer is also known for his epic battles with various other Tennis superstars like Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Roddick, Hewitt and Safin.
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