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Roger Federer Biography & Latest News

Roger Federer Biography

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player widely considered the greatest player of all time. By the time he was eleven years of age, Federer was among the Top 3 junior tennis players in Switzerland. His professional debut came in 1998, and he knocked out the reigning champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round at the 2001 Wimbledon. Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title when he won the Wimbledon 2003 singles trophy. He is ranked World number 2 by the ATP as of March 2013. Federer owns several men's world records of the Open Era: holding the number 1 position for 302 weeks overall with a 237-consecutive-week stretch at the top from 2004–2008; winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching the finals of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times (an all-time record); and reaching the Wimbledon final eight times. In 2006, Federer won the Australian Open, his fourth successive Wimbledon singles title and his third successive U.S. Open. He is one of seven men, and one of four in the Open Era, to capture the career Grand Slam, and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so separately on clay, grass, and hard courts. Federer also shares the Open Era record for most Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open with Agassi (4 titles), at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras (7 titles) and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras (5 titles). Federer's ATP tournament records include winning six ATP World Tour Finals, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, and, matching Agassi, winning seven of those at least once. In 2012, Federer defeated Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semifinal and Andy Murray in the final to become the Wimbledon 2012 champion for his seventh Wimbledon win. This victory helped Federer gain back the No. 1 spot. Federer has appeared in 24 men's Grand Slam finals and participated in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through to the 2010 Australian Open. Besides the titles, the medals and the trophies, Roger Federer has won the ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite Award a record nine times straight (2003–2011), the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (voted for by the players) a record seven times (2004–2009, 2011), the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2006 and the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years (2005-2008).

Roger Federer Latest News & Articles

Why Roger Federer could win his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne
Why Roger Federer could win his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne
Why the Australian Open can prove to be a defining moment in Roger Federer's career.
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer defeats Kei Nishikori in mammoth five-setter
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer defeats Kei Nishikori in mammoth five-setter
Federer will now play Mischa Zverev in the quarter-finals, his 13th Australian Open QF in 14 years.
Roger Federer is back and how!
Roger Federer is back and how!
The Swiss superstar played some sublime tennis to get past Tomas Berdych in the third round of the Australian Open.
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer steamrolls Berdych to move into Round 4
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer steamrolls Berdych to move into Round 4
This was Federer's first match against a top 10 player in six months.
5 Grand Slam matches with an epic fifth set
5 Grand Slam matches with an epic fifth set
After Karlovic's epic five set victory against Zeballos yesterday, let's look back at some of the best fifth sets ever played.
Australian Open 2017: A look back at men's action on day 3
Australian Open 2017: A look back at men's action on day 3
Murray, Federer and Wawrinka progressed while Cilic was ousted.
What tennis stars are up to at the Australian Open
What tennis stars are up to at the Australian Open
It is not all about what happens on the tennis court.
5 reasons Federer winning the Australian Open could be the biggest story of the year
5 reasons Federer winning the Australian Open could be the biggest story of the year
Here's why that would be brilliant news for tennis fans worldwide.
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer makes winning return, enters second round
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer makes winning return, enters second round
Federer recovers from second set blip to go through in four sets.
5 matches we would love to watch at this year's Australian Open
5 matches we would love to watch at this year's Australian Open
The draw has thrown up the possibility of some very exciting matches that would be a delight for us to witness
5 most successful Australian Open champions of all time
5 most successful Australian Open champions of all time
With Australian Open underway, let us take a look at the most successful players Down Under.
Roger Federer to face Jurgen Melzer in first round at Australian Open 2017
Roger Federer to face Jurgen Melzer in first round at Australian Open 2017
The two have played each other on multiple occasions in the past.
Australian Open 2017: Analysing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's chances
Australian Open 2017: Analysing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's chances
The two fan favourites will play their first Grand Slam since early 2016 after both taking 6-month breaks from the sport.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer and Virat Kohli all feature in the 30 most marketable sportsmen in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Roger Federer and Virat Kohli all feature in the 30 most marketable sportsmen in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are nowhere near Roger Federer in terms of sponsorship deals
New Goals Roger Federer can aim for in 2017
New Goals Roger Federer can aim for in 2017
He's achieved all that there is to achieve - but it isn't over till it's over!
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