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
Nickname: Fed-Ex (Federer Express)
Known For: Holding a record of 20 Grand Slam Championships
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
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.
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)
Records accomplished by Roger Federer
|2019||Wimbledon||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12|
|2018||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Marin Cilic||6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1|
|2017||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Marin Cilic||6-3, 6-1, 6-4|
|2017||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3|
|2015||US Open||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4|
|2015||Wimbledon||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3|
|2014||Wimbledon||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4|
|2012||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4|
|2011||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||7-5, 7-6(3), 5-7, 6-1|
|2010||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||6-3, 6-4, 7-6(11)|
|2009||US Open||Juan Martin del Potro||Roger Federer||3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2|
|2009||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14|
|2009||French Open||Roger Federer||Robin Soderling||6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4|
|2009||Australian Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2|
|2008||US Open||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||6-2, 7-5, 6-2|
|2008||Wimbledon||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7|
|2008||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6-1, 6-3, 6-0|
|2007||US Open||Roger Federer||Novak Djokovic||7-6, 7-6, 6-4|
|2007||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2|
|2007||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|2007||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Fernando Gonzalez||7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4|
|2006||US Open||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|2006||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3|
|2006||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4)|
|2006||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Marcos Baghdatis||5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2|
|2005||US Open||Roger Federer||Andre Agassi||6-3, 2-6, 7-6, 6-1|
|2005||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||6-2, 7-6(2), 6-4|
|2004||US Open||Roger Federer||Lleyton Hewitt||6-0, 7-6, 6-0|
|2004||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-4|
|2004||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Marat Safin||7-6(3), 6-4, 6-2|
|2003||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Mark Philippoussis||7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3)|
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
- 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’.
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.
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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.“