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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

Roger Federer says Andy Murray's reign as No. 1 at risk
Roger Federer says Andy Murray's reign as No. 1 at risk
Federer is currently in the quarter-finals at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle ahead of Wimbledon 2017
Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal on French Open win
Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal on French Open win
Federer joined a host of tennis stars congratulating the Spanish ace.
World's 5 highest-paid athletes of 2017 - Where are Messi and Ronaldo?
World's 5 highest-paid athletes of 2017 - Where are Messi and Ronaldo?
A look at the 5 highest-paid athletes in the world. Where are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?
Player-Coach Rapport
Player-Coach Rapport
A champion athlete and their instructor are flip sides of the same coin and share a rapport that transcends the playing arena.
Top 5 wins of Alexander Zverev's career
Top 5 wins of Alexander Zverev's career
Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to win his first ever Masters title at 20 years old.
Rafael Nadal supports Roger Federer's decision to skip French Open
Rafael Nadal supports Roger Federer's decision to skip French Open
Nadal and Federer will not face off until the grass-court season is underway.
Top 5 wins of Rafael Nadal's career
Top 5 wins of Rafael Nadal's career
Here are five of Rafael Nadal's greatest career wins!
Qualities of a Champion
Qualities of a Champion
Champions are born as a result of several years of determination, passion, and a strong will to succeed combined with profound self-belief.
Roger Federer and Bill Gates to play charity tennis match on 30 April 2017
Roger Federer and Bill Gates to play charity tennis match on 30 April 2017
Microsoft founder and iconic philanthropist Gates aims to raise awareness and funds for the Roger Federer Foundation.
Top 5 tennis greats who never won the Monte Carlo Masters
Top 5 tennis greats who never won the Monte Carlo Masters
Here are five of the greatest tennis players never to have won the ongoing Monte Carlo Masters
The Roger Federer resurgence: What fans want, what Tennis needs
The Roger Federer resurgence: What fans want, what Tennis needs
Roger Federer's resurgence in 2017 has revitalized tennis and have made tennis fans feel nostalgic. Tennis needs Roger for a few more years!
8 football teams and their IPL equivalents
8 football teams and their IPL equivalents
We take a look at the football teams that are similar to the 8 IPL teams taking part in the tenth edition of the T20 tournament in India.
Watch: Bill Gates and Roger Federer to team up for charity match
Watch: Bill Gates and Roger Federer to team up for charity match
The proceeds will go to the Roger Federer Charitable Fund and the Roger Federer Foundation.
When destiny calls, Roger Federer answers
When destiny calls, Roger Federer answers
Federer has flipped the script by defeating Nadal for the 4th straight time & completing his 3rd Sunshine Double, but did he have some help?
5 clubs that are loved by neutrals
5 clubs that are loved by neutrals
Here are 5 teams that are loved by football fans all over the world.
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