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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

ATP Finals 2017 diary: If there's a script, Federer and Goffin clearly didn't get it
ATP Finals 2017 diary: If there's a script, Federer and Goffin clearly didn't get it
Goffin wasn't supposed to end Federer's season like this, but it's worth appreciating how he pulled off the unthinkable.
Nitto ATP Finals: David Goffin stuns Roger Federer to move into the final
Nitto ATP Finals: David Goffin stuns Roger Federer to move into the final
The 26-year-old Belgian upsets Roger Federer in the last four of the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals.
What makes Roger Federer so special on grass 
What makes Roger Federer so special on grass 
How and why Roger Federer's game is best suited to the lawns of Wimbledon.
ATP Finals 2017 diary: The effortlessness of Roger Federer, viewed from close quarters
ATP Finals 2017 diary: The effortlessness of Roger Federer, viewed from close quarters
Roger Federer's style of play has often been called 'effortless'. How true is that claim?
2017 Nitto ATP finals, Day 3 roundup
2017 Nitto ATP finals, Day 3 roundup
Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev while Jack Sock stays in contention.
Roger Federer is a freak of nature, says Pete Sampras
Roger Federer is a freak of nature, says Pete Sampras
Federer broke Sampras' Grand Slam record just seven years after the American's retirement.
Nitto ATP Finals 2017: Tournament preview
Nitto ATP Finals 2017: Tournament preview
A look at the groups and the eight players' chances in the season-ending tournament in London.
Video: Roger Federer plays while wearing a kilt in exhibition match against Andy Murray
Video: Roger Federer plays while wearing a kilt in exhibition match against Andy Murray
Federer wowed the fans as he displayed his trademark shots while wearing the traditional attire.
Steven Smith anoints Mark Waugh as cricket's equivalent of Roger Federer
Steven Smith anoints Mark Waugh as cricket's equivalent of Roger Federer
The Australian captain picks Federer and Waugh as his favourite sportsmen of all-time.
Roger Federer smashes racquet into net in anger in Swiss Indoors final
Roger Federer smashes racquet into net in anger in Swiss Indoors final
Roger Federer, in an uncharacteristic manner, showed his angry side.
The Fed-enaissance continues
The Fed-enaissance continues
Federer had to bring out all his experience to douse the Del Potro challenge in the Basel final.
5 unforgettable moments from Sports in 2017: The Year of Comebacks
5 unforgettable moments from Sports in 2017: The Year of Comebacks
An incredible year for sports filled with incredible comebacks. Football, tennis are there - But which is number 1?
Rafael Nadal has his eyes set on his last major career goal
Rafael Nadal has his eyes set on his last major career goal
Nadal is getting desperate to strike this off his bucket list
Video: Watch a young Roger Federer as a ball boy in Basel
Video: Watch a young Roger Federer as a ball boy in Basel
Federer reminisces his days as a ball boy in his home tournament.
Roger Federer equals Ivan Lendl with 94th career title after defeating Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer equals Ivan Lendl with 94th career title after defeating Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer momes on to joint 2nd on the list of most titles won in the Open era.
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