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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

Rafa Nadal reveals how his advice helped Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios at Laver Cup
Rafa Nadal reveals how his advice helped Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios at Laver Cup
Nadal's advice went a long way in helping his Swiss rival.
Roger Federer confirms he will not team up with Rafa Nadal again after Laver Cup match
Roger Federer confirms he will not team up with Rafa Nadal again after Laver Cup match
Although he enjoyed playing alongside friend and rival Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer told Rafa that this event was just a one-off.
Roger Federer trolls himself on Twitter after failed shot, fans react in epic fashion
Roger Federer trolls himself on Twitter after failed shot, fans react in epic fashion
Twitter reacted in hilarious fashion to Federer's faux paus.
Video: Roger Federer narrowly misses getting hit by Rafa Nadal, gives priceless reaction
Video: Roger Federer narrowly misses getting hit by Rafa Nadal, gives priceless reaction
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer teamed up for a doubles match against Sam Querrey and Jack Sock in the Laver Cup.
Watch: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal celebrate after winning doubles match at Laver Cup 
Watch: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal celebrate after winning doubles match at Laver Cup 
The two legends shared a warm embrace after what was one of the most memorable tennis matches you'll ever see!
Laver Cup all set to beguile the tennis world!
Laver Cup all set to beguile the tennis world!
How Laver Cup promises to bring a welcome change to the Tennis landscape at the end of the calendar year.
DSPORT acquires exclusive India Broadcast Rights for New Premier Tennis Tournament, Laver Cup
DSPORT acquires exclusive India Broadcast Rights for New Premier Tennis Tournament, Laver Cup
Inaugural edition to feature legends and current ATP leaders Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
The never ending Greatest of All Time debate in tennis
The never ending Greatest of All Time debate in tennis
The Greatest Tennis players the world has ever seen.
Fedal- A love affair
Fedal- A love affair
Rivalry? Are you sure?
Federer, Nadal and the return of the old World Order in Tennis
Federer, Nadal and the return of the old World Order in Tennis
Spanning over a decade, Federer & Nadal for a staggering 4th time pocket all 4 slams in the year. A trip down memory lane
A heart of a Roger Federer fan, fragile yet strong!
A heart of a Roger Federer fan, fragile yet strong!
Roger Federer's exit from the U.S.Open and what it meant for a vehement fan of his. Thoughts straight from the heart of a Federer fan, me.
Juan Martin Del Potro: The People's Champion
Juan Martin Del Potro: The People's Champion
A fan's ode and insight to the popularity of Gentle Giant Del Potro
5 biggest obstacles to a Fedal showdown at US Open 2017
5 biggest obstacles to a Fedal showdown at US Open 2017
Who could stop us from witnessing the first Federer-Nadal matchup in the US Open?
ATP Acapulco: Rafael Nadal confirmed for 2018, Roger Federer in talks     
ATP Acapulco: Rafael Nadal confirmed for 2018, Roger Federer in talks     
Rafa has been a regular at this tournament and finished as the runner-up to Sam Querrey this year.
10 amazing facts about Roger Federer
10 amazing facts about Roger Federer
Everyone knows that Federer has won 19 Grand Slams. Here is a list of things people do not know about the Swiss legend.
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