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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 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.
In Roger Federer we believe
In Roger Federer we believe
Roger Federer's impossible achievements in 2017 have made us wonder whether he can also slay White Walkers and walk on water.
Roger Federer’s tryst with Wimbledon is the gift that never stops giving
Roger Federer’s tryst with Wimbledon is the gift that never stops giving
A tribute to Federer's rise on the professional tour, his success at Wimbledon, and his remarkable 2017.
Fretting over Fedal: Are we prepared for the day when Federer and Nadal stop enthralling the world with their magic?
Fretting over Fedal: Are we prepared for the day when Federer and Nadal stop enthralling the world with their magic?
Federer and Nadal haven't really conquered time, despite what their recent successes suggest.
Roger Federer, the fairytale man
Roger Federer, the fairytale man
Roger Federer has made yet another fairytale come true with his Wimbledon triumph, and we're running out of superlatives.
Federer qualifies for ATP Finals for record 15th time
Federer qualifies for ATP Finals for record 15th time
Tennis Wimbledon London, Britain July 16, 2017 Switzerlands Roger Federer poses with the trophy as he celebrates winni ...
8 times Roger Federer proved that he is the King of Grass
8 times Roger Federer proved that he is the King of Grass
Counting down all eight of Roger Federer's Wimbledon titles, starting from the year 2003.
An ode to King Roger Federer: The undisputed tennis legend
An ode to King Roger Federer: The undisputed tennis legend
It has been a year of renaissance for Federer; first the Australian Open crown and now the Wimbledon glory.
5 takeaways from Wimbledon 2017
5 takeaways from Wimbledon 2017
Roger Federer won his 19th Grand Slam title while Gabriel Muguruza won the Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
Sachin Tendulkar recalls disagreement with Yuvraj Singh over supporting Roger Federer
Sachin Tendulkar recalls disagreement with Yuvraj Singh over supporting Roger Federer
Sachin Tendulkar praised Roger Federer for the ease with which he plays and inspires Tennis followers all around the world.
Roger Federer: The man who can make time stand still
Roger Federer: The man who can make time stand still
Is it possible that Roger Federer's prime is yet to come? His Wimbledon win has made us re-evaluate everything about his career.
Wimbledon 2017: 5 records that Roger Federer has bettered with Title No. 8
Wimbledon 2017: 5 records that Roger Federer has bettered with Title No. 8
Here are a few records that Roger Federer has bettered post his Wimbledon 2017 win!
Roger Federer wins Wimbledon 2017: Tennis stars react
Roger Federer wins Wimbledon 2017: Tennis stars react
How Twitter is reacting to Roger Federer's Wimbledon win
Hear the Champ! Wimbledon 2017 - Eleventh heaven for Federer and Cilic
Hear the Champ! Wimbledon 2017 - Eleventh heaven for Federer and Cilic
Hear from Roger Federer who reached a record 11th Wimbledon final and conquered SW19 once again.
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