Roger Federer Biography

About Roger Federer

Roger Federer has been a perfect epitome of Lawn Tennis since 1998. He is regarded as the greatest of all time in the sport owing to his immense contributions, achievements, and unparalleled dedication to the sport.

At the age of 21, he won his first grand slam title at Wimbledon. Since his win, he has never looked back in his career and now stands with 20 Grand Slam Men’s Singles titles jointly with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Federer has a stellar career win percentage of 82% where he has won the Australian Open 6 times, Wimbledon 8 times, US Open 5 times, and French Open 1 time.

He is known for his ability to play outstandingly well on all three surfaces of grass, clay, and hard courts. His playing style is highly applauded by the tennis greats and critics, terming it as versatile, fluid, and agile.

His determination and diligence led him to win the prestigious Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 13 times and the renowned Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award Record five times.

Biography of Roger Federer

Name: Roger Federer

Roger Federer Profile Photo

Nickname: Fed-Ex (Federer Express)

Known For: Holding a record of 20 Grand Slam Championships

Nationality: Swiss 

Profession: Professional Tennis Player

Date of Birth of Roger Federer: August 8, 1981 (Basel, Switzerland)

Age of Roger Federer: 39 years (as of 2020)

Height of Roger Federer: 6 ft, 1.85 m, 185 cm

Weight of Roger Federer: 85 kg (187 lbs)

Body Measurements of Roger Federer: Chest – 38 inches, Waist – 30 inches, Biceps – 14 inches

Net Worth of Roger Federer: $450 million

Marital Status: Married

Eye Color: Brown

Skin Color: White 

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Zodiac Sign of Roger Federer: Leo 

Known Languages: English, German, French, Swedish, Italian

Religion: Christianity

Home Town: Basel, Switzerland

Currently Living: Bottmingen, Switzerland

Controversies About Roger Federer

1) Roger Federer was once accused of fixing a Wimbledon final match against Nadal, which he eventually lost. Federer justified this by saying that he had only advised his businessman friend to put money on him and since he lost, there was no point in fixing it.

2) Federer once released a statement opposing women tennis players’ equal pay, this invited unwanted outrage.

Family of Roger Federer’s

Father: Robert Federer

Mother: Lynette Du Rand

His father was an executive at a pharmaceutical firm Ciba-Geigy. His father met Lynette on a business trip who was also working for Ciba-Geigy.

They gave birth to Diana and Roger who grew up in the town of Munchenstein. Tennis was a common interest in the family and everyone enjoyed it.

Roger Federer With His Mother and Father

Sibling: Diana Federer (Elder Sister)

Diana works as a nurse in Switzerland.

Spouse: Mirka Federer 

Children: Charlene Riva Federer & Myla Rose Federer, Leo Federer & Lenny Federer (Twins)

Roger Federer's Sister Diana Federer

Records accomplished by Roger Federer

2019WimbledonNovak DjokovicRoger Federer7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12
2018Australian OpenRoger FedererMarin Cilic6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2017WimbledonRoger FedererMarin Cilic6-3, 6-1, 6-4
2017Australian OpenRoger FedererRafael Nadal6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
2015US OpenNovak DjokovicRoger Federer6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2015WimbledonNovak DjokovicRoger Federer7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3
2014WimbledonNovak DjokovicRoger Federer6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4
2012WimbledonRoger FedererAndy Murray4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
2011French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1
2010Australian OpenRoger FedererAndy Murray6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11)
2009US OpenJuan Martin del PotroRoger Federer3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
2009WimbledonRoger FedererAndy Roddick5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14
2009French OpenRoger FedererRobin Soderling6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4
2009Australian OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2
2008US OpenRoger FedererAndy Murray6-2, 7-5, 6-2
2008WimbledonRafael NadalRoger Federer6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7
2008French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer6-1, 6-3, 6-0
2007US OpenRoger FedererNovak Djokovic7-6, 7-6, 6-4
2007WimbledonRoger FedererRafael Nadal7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2
2007French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2007Australian OpenRoger FedererFernando Gonzalez7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4
2006US OpenRoger FedererAndy Roddick6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
2006WimbledonRoger FedererRafael Nadal6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3
2006French OpenRafael NadalRoger Federer1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4)
2006Australian OpenRoger FedererMarcos Baghdatis5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2
2005US OpenRoger FedererAndre Agassi6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
2005WimbledonRoger FedererAndy Roddick6-2, 7-6(2), 6-4
2004US OpenRoger FedererLleyton Hewitt6-0, 7-6, 6-0
2004WimbledonRoger FedererAndy Roddick4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-4
2004Australian OpenRoger FedererMarat Safin7-6(3), 6-4, 6-2
2003WimbledonRoger FedererMark Philippoussis7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3)

Favorites, Hobbies

Favorite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Food: Italian and, Japanese Cuisines

Favorite Colour: Black

Favorite Beverage: Federer says, “Great wine is one of life’s pleasures”

Favorite Destination: Maldives

Hobbies: Golf, Skiing, Playing cards, Music, Playstation

Interesting facts about Roger Federer

  1. Roger Federer holds Dual Citizenship of Switzerland and South Africa as his mother is from South Africa and his father is Swiss.

2. Federer was gifted a milking cow after winning his first Wimbledon title, which he named ‘Juliette’.

Roger Federer with his Cow

3. Roger dropped out of school at the age of 16 to pursue a career in tennis.

4. Roger won 12 singles titles with a match record of 92–5 in 2006.

5. Federer has a street named after him in Halle, where the Gerry Weber tournament is held, called Roger Federer Allee.

Roger Federer became the first living Swiss person to be featured on a Swiss stamp back in 2007.

Roger Federer Holding Trophy

Social Media Profiles of Roger Federer


Instagram: @rogerfederer

Twitter: @rogerfederer

Quotes of Roger Federer

I can’t stay No. 1 for fifty years, you know. We’ll see what happens.”

I have learned to be even more patient.

Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn’t get more consistent than this year.

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