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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

10 best pictures of Roger Federer's family
10 best pictures of Roger Federer's family
Roger Federer is a devoted family man - and these pictures show you why.
5 things Roger Federer can still look to achieve in tennis
5 things Roger Federer can still look to achieve in tennis
The Swiss maestro rewrote history and belied his age with the Australian Open victory. But can he achieve even more in the months to come?
9 oldest male players to have won a Grand Slam title in the Open Era
9 oldest male players to have won a Grand Slam title in the Open Era
Here's a look at the 9 oldest players who won the biggest prize there is to win in tennis.
10 highest paid sportsmen in the world
10 highest paid sportsmen in the world
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, LeBron James and Roger Federer all feature on this list
The contrasting journeys of the two greatest Grand Slam Champions
The contrasting journeys of the two greatest Grand Slam Champions
We compare the contrasting journeys of Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
5 reasons why 2017 could see the revival of the ‘Fedal’ rivalry
5 reasons why 2017 could see the revival of the ‘Fedal’ rivalry
The first Grand Slam of 2017 is one that will live long in the memory of all tennis fans.
Novak Djokovic reacts to Roger Federer's Australian Open win
Novak Djokovic reacts to Roger Federer's Australian Open win
Djokovic is currently representing Serbia in the Davis Cup tie against Russia.
Roger Federer responds to cheating allegations by Pat Cash at Australian Open
Roger Federer responds to cheating allegations by Pat Cash at Australian Open
Cash alleged that Federer's medical time-out during the final against Rafael Nadal was a strategic one.
2017 - The Year of the Forgotten
2017 - The Year of the Forgotten
How 2017 has brought with it a sense of nostalgia of the days long gone.
Watch: Roger Federer swept over by emotions on meeting Mirka after the final
Watch: Roger Federer swept over by emotions on meeting Mirka after the final
The moment, which was captured on video, shows how strong the bond between the two is.
Roger Federer to continue playing at least until the end of the year
Roger Federer to continue playing at least until the end of the year
Federer will next play the Dubai Open followed by Miami Masters and Indian Wells.
Rafael Nadal: The greatest fighter in the sport
Rafael Nadal: The greatest fighter in the sport
Nadal remains the ultimate warrior in tennis. Never settling for anything less than a victory, he has defined the tennis of his generation.
Video: The Federer forehand that turned around the Australian Open 2017 final
Video: The Federer forehand that turned around the Australian Open 2017 final
A stupendous 26-shot rally ensued that became the turning point of the match and very much fortunes of the two legends.
I could understand what Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were feeling in the Australian Open final says Sachin Tendulkar
I could understand what Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were feeling in the Australian Open final says Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar for long has been a Federer fan
Federer and the Final Fortress
Federer and the Final Fortress
Roger Federer was not playing Rafael Nadal's heavy topspin forehands in Melbourne the other night. He was playing against his own demons...
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