This post provides all the details about one of the best tennis players of all time Roger Federer’s basic information, achievements, personal and professional life..
Roger Federer Basic Information
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: 101
Highest ATP Ranking: No. 1 (First on 2nd February 2004)
Current Ranking: No. 4 (1 April 2019)
Australian Open: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
French Open: 2009
Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017
US Open: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Grand Slam Doubles
Australian Open: 3R (2003)
French Open: 1R (2000)
Wimbledon: QF (2000)
US Open: 3R (2002)
Other Doubles Tournaments
Olympics: W (2008)
Davis Cup: W (2014)
Hopman Cup: W (2001, 2018, 2019)
ATP Tour Winner: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Olympics: Gold Medal 2008 (Doubles), Silver Medal 2012 (Singles) for Switzerland
Personal Life of Roger Federer
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.
Back in 2008, Federer earned a Double Olympic Gold Medal at the Beijing Games with Stanislas Wawrinka. Not only that, but he was also named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year from 2005-08.
In the same year, Federer hit his opponent Andy Murray at the US Open and emerged as a winner. Well, this year was a tough time for Federer as he lost to Rafael Nadal at both the French Open and Wimbledon. Not only that, but he also lost to youngster Novak Djokovic, at the 2008 Australian Open.
The year 2009 was an amazing one for Federer as he won French Open by beating Robin Soderling and also completed the career Grand Slam. Besides this, he also broke the record of Sampras and won his 15th Grand Slam singles title against Andy Roddick.
In 2012, Federer’s career elevated again when he defeated Andy Murray for a record-tying seventh Wimbledon singles title. After winning this title, he returned to his No.1 spot and also earned a record of 302 weeks atop the world rankings.
In 2013, Federer made an unexpected exit from Wimbledon. He was also out of the singles competition after being defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky. Besides this, He also struggled to play in the US Open and lost to Spain’s Tommy Robredo.
In 2017, He went on to win the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Post that in 2018, Federer again went on to win the Australian Open and regained his No. 1 ranking at the age of 36. With this, he became the oldest man to achieve this feat.
Currently, in 2020, He still ranks at the No. 4 position after just playing six matches and attending only one tour event.
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