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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 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.
Madrid Masters 2017: Roger Federer to feature, Novak Djokovic set to defend his title
Madrid Masters 2017: Roger Federer to feature, Novak Djokovic set to defend his title
The Swiss maestro will be looking to claim his 4th title in Madrid.
10 tennis players who have completed the Sunshine Double
10 tennis players who have completed the Sunshine Double
Here is a list of players who have completed the Sunshine Double, ie winning Indian Wells and Miami in the same year.
Top 5 battles between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro
Top 5 battles between Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro
With only hours to go before Federer and Del Potro face off at Miami, here are five of the most closely contested battles between the two.
Miami Open 2017 Preview: Roger Federer sets up Del Potro contest
Miami Open 2017 Preview: Roger Federer sets up Del Potro contest
An analysis of the Round 3 match at the Miami Masters.
Miami Open 2017: 5 reasons Roger Federer could win the Sunshine Double
Miami Open 2017: 5 reasons Roger Federer could win the Sunshine Double
Federer has got off to a winning start in Miami with a straight sets win - and he's won the double twice before!
5 most emotional moments from Roger Federer's career so far
5 most emotional moments from Roger Federer's career so far
The iconic Roger Federer has continued, at 35-years-old, to add laurels to his ever-growing trophy cabinet this time with wins at the Australi ...
Roger Federer can return to World No. 1, feels Stan Wawrinka
Roger Federer can return to World No. 1, feels Stan Wawrinka
Wawrinka, who is the top seed in the Miami Masters, feels that Federer has a great shot at becoming World No. 1.
2017 Miami Masters: 5 matchups we would love to watch
2017 Miami Masters: 5 matchups we would love to watch
With the Miami Masters commencing soon, here are five matchups we would love to watch.
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