Roger Federer is one of the most popular names in tennis history. Not only is he extremely well known, but is well known for a good reason. He is one of the most dominant players to ever play the sport. With countless titles, he hails as one of the most incredible tennis players of all time. With the record for the most men's Grand Slam Singles Titles (20), he has proven the dominance of his playstyle.
Playing since he was a child, his life has been toward perfecting the sport and being the best all around athlete possible. Turning pro in 1998, and then winning at Wimbledon in 2003, he became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title, solidifying his status as one of the best to ever play. He is both an amazing player and an amazing husband and father to his children. He is able to balance the life of a world champion and a father at the same time.
Roger Federer's tennis career is one of the most impressive in all of tennis history. Not only does he have a career win count of 1,242, but he has racked up a total of 103 title wins over his career. Turning pro in 1998, he won his first Wimbledon in 2003. After this, in 2004, he had the world rank of number 2 and in that same year, won The Australian Open, the ATP Masters, and kept his Wimbledon title as well. After this, he was ranked number one in the world from 2004 into 2008 and continued to win titles and achieve new benchmarks. With a significant dip in 2008, Federer was beaten by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in two seperate matches and this battled his superiority for the year. From then on, Federer has been a dominant force in the sport, winning many more titles for a total of just under $130 million in prize money.
Federer has racked up countless titles and awards, but some of the most important and influential include:
Not only is Roger Federer an incredible tennis player, but he is an incredible son, father, husband, and is well known for being a very nice and compassionate person. In 2009, he married his girlfriend at the time, Mirka Vavrinec and then became parents very soon after. They had two twin girls, Myla and Charlene. In 2014, they had another set of twins, this time boys, Leo and Lenny. Currently, they live in Switzerland.
Roger also created his own foundation called the Roger Federer Foundation. The foundation aims to provide education for people who would not be able to get a good education elsewhere. His foundation provides resources to ensure the best possible opportunities for children to succeed in life. His foundation has benefited over 1.5 million children and has provided educational opportunities for children in Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
Federer was an athlete at an early age. The only other sport he played was soccer, but soon after was poised as an incredible tennis player at only the age of 11. Because of this, he decided to quit all other sports and focus on tennis solely at the age of 12. By age 14, he was playing significant junior tournaments that further led him to turn pro in 1998, winning the boys' singles and doubles title.
Federer holds many records for his title wins, but some others that he holds include:
These records are still upheld to this day and may be for a long time.
Federer is a huge fan of grass courts. He won 65 matches in a row on a grass court. This happened in the prime of his career from 2003 to 2008. Not only this long winning streak, but he has a history of winning many matches on grass courts.
Despite what many people may assume, Federer has been plagued with injuries before. He has had back injuries, and currently has had surgery on his knee and doesn't think that he will return to the courts in 2020. While this may not affect his play in the future, it is currently an issue for his game and his recognition as one of the best for the year. Despite this, he remains to be one of the best players of all time.