Roger Federer: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Roger Federer, one of the world’s greatest tennis players.

  • Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland on 8th August 1981.
  • As a child, Federer played a range of sports, including: tennis, football, badminton and basketball.
  • Roger Federer was a successful junior tennis player. He won the junior Wimbledon event in 1998, and he made the final of the US Open junior tournament.
  • Roger Federer became a professional tennis player in 1998.
  • From 1998 – 2002, Federer showed much promise and had some success. He made the final of the Marseille Open in 2000, he defeated Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001, and he won the Hamburg Masters in 2002. In 2002, Federer broke into the ATP top ten for the very first time.
  • Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title by beating Mark Philippoussis in the Wimbledon final in 2003.

Roger Federer

  • He went on to dominate the sport, winning 17 Grand Slam titles.
  • Federer became world number one in 2004, and he has held that position for more than 300 weeks.
  • At the 2013 French Open, Federer set the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals reached (33).
  • Federer has won over 70 tournaments and won more than $70 million in prize money.
  • Roger Federer is right-handed, and he is famed for his fluid, graceful playing style.
  • Along with Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer was part of the ‘Big Four’ who dominated tennis in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • He married Mirka Vavrinec in 2009. Mirka was also a professional tennis player.
  • They have two children – identical twins called Myla Rose and Charlene – born on 23rd July 2009.
  • He is friends with many sportsmen, including Tiger Woods and Pete Sampras.

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