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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

Australian Open 2017 to boast 198 of world's 200 best tennis players

Journeyman, Choker, Best in the World: The Saga of Andy Murray

Andy Murray's rise to the top in the era of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic is a modern day Everyman tale.
Indian tennis players unhappy over Federer, Serena's IPTL pull out

IPTL 2016: Indian Aces begin Singapore leg with a resounding victory

The Aces had lost their last meeting with the Royals just two days back.

I would have won the same number of Slams even in the absence of Nadal or Djokovic, says Roger Federer

The Swiss maestro won 17 grand slam titles in his illustrious career.
Cash crunch rules out Federer, Serena from IPTL

No Roger Federer, Serena Williams in IPTL as demonitization hits

The highest ranked player left in the tournament is world number 10 Tomas Berdych.

5 Things Roger Federer Should Do While In India

Federer will represent the Indian Aces at the ongoing International Premier Tennis League in India.

Roger Federer, Serena Williams confirmed to participate in IPTL 2016

The two former World No. 1s will represent different teams.

VIDEO: Roger Federer Does The Mannequin Challenge

The former World No. 1 will return to action in January 2017.

IPTL 2016: Teams announced, one Big Four member confirmed to play

So far, the only ATP top-10 singles player is the World No. 5 Kei Nishikori who will be helming the Japan Warriors.

A fan's tribute to World No. 1, Andy Murray

Andy Murray finally gets out from under the heavy shadow cast by Rafa, Roger, and Novak to emerge as World Number One

IPTL 2016 dates announced, India to host event as Federer suggested to play

Roger Federer was believed to be the ‘fourth name’ that Bhupathi had not yet revealed, but this is unclear Correction: A previous editio ...

MS Dhoni's retirement conundrum - Is it fair to ask him when he should retire?

A fan's opinion on why it is unfair for lesser mortals to comment on the retirement of sporting legends.
Roger Federer and Andy Murray scheduled to play each other at Match for Africa in 2017 The pair will play the Match for Africa 3 for charity in Zurich.
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