Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Roger Federer
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 8.
    • Wife, Mirka Vavrinec, reached WTA career-high No. 76. Shared 1st kiss at 2000 Sydney Olympics, where Federer finished 4th. Teamed at 2002 Hopman Cup and went 1-2 in mixed doubles.
    • Father to 2 sets of twins: Myla & Charleneand Leo & Lenny.
    • Mother, Lynette, is South African; father, Robert, is Swiss; sister, Diana.
    • Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras.
    • Served as ballboy from 1993-94 at hometown tournament in Basel, where he has gone on to win 10 titles and 75 matches.
    • Enjoys spending time with family, skiing, relaxing on the beach, table tennis and playing cards.
    • When home in Switzerland, enjoys hiking, cycling, visiting museums and eating (chocolate, fondue,raclette, rosti with cordon bleu, basler lackerli, bundnerfleisch, Bundner Nusstorte, Zurcher Geschnetzeltes).
    • Supports FC Basel (football).
    • Speaks English, French, German and Swiss German.
    • Winner of a record 40ATP Tour Awards: ATP Tour No. 1 (2004-07, 2009), Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of Year (2006, 2013), Comeback Player of the Year (2017), Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship (2004-09, 2011-17) and Fans' Favourite (2003-21).
    • Most decorated athlete in history of Laureus World Sports Awards, winning Sportsman of the Year 5 times (2005-08, 2018) and Comeback of the Year in 2018.
    • Seven-time Swiss Sportsman of the Year was also named Swiss Sportsman of the Past 70 Years at 70th Anniversary of Swiss Sports Awards in 2020.
    • Other Awards: Swiss of the Year (2003, 2017); ITF Player of the Year (2004-2007, 2009); ITWA Player of Year and Ambassador for Tennis (2004-06); BBC Sports Overseas Personality of Year (2004, 2006-07); L'Equipe's Champion of Champions (2005-07); ESPY's Best Male International Athlete Award (2007); U.S. Academy Outstanding Athlete presented by USA Today and MSNBC (2005-06); GQ Germany International Man of the Year (2005); Swiss Team of the Year with Stan Wawrinka (2008) and the Swiss Davis Cup Team (2014); US Open Sportsmanship Award (2014) and GQ Most Stylish Man (2016).
    • Founded the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003, reaching more than 1 million children and investing more than $50 million in support of community-driven initiatives to improve education in Southern Africa (Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa) and Switzerland.
    • Partnered with Rafael Nadal to donate $250,000 towards Australian bushfire relief in January 2020.
    • Also in 2020, donated$1million to vulnerable families in Switzerland. Also donated$1 millionto vulnerable families in South Africa duringCOVID-19 pandemic, providing nutritious meals for 64,000 people.
    • Recognized by Forbesin 2020 as highest-paid athlete in world with $106.3 million in annual earnings. First tennis player to finish No. 1 in 30-year history of Forbes list.
    • Played for2 largest crowdsin tennis history, winning exhibition matches againstRafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa on 7 February 2020 (51,954 fans) and Alexander Zverevin Mexico City, Mexico on 23 November 2019 (42,517 fans). Match against Nadal marked his tennis debut in his mother's native country and raised $3.5 million for Roger Federer Foundation.
    • Named 1 of 100 Most Influential People of 2018 by Time Magazine, appearing on cover of 30 April / 7 May 2018 issue.
    • Awarded an honourary doctorate degree by University of Basel Faculty of Medicine on 24 November 2017.
    • Ranked No. 2 on the Reputation Institute's 2011 study of world's most respected, admired and trusted personalities. Finished behind Nelson Mandela and ahead of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Bono.
    • Pictured on official Swiss stamps (2007) and coins (2020). First person to receive those honours while still living.
    • Honoured in 2021 with "The Federer Express,"a tram named after him in his hometown of Basel.
    • President of ATP Player Council from 2008-14. Rejoined council from 2019-22.
    • Underwentleft knee surgery in February 2016 andright knee surgeries inFebruary 2020,May2020 and August 2021.
    • Missed 6 months from July 2016-January 2017 and limited to 5 tournaments from February 2020-August 2022.

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    • Holds records as oldest World No. 1 (36 in 2018) and for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 (237) in Pepperstone ATP Rankings history (since 1973).
    • Owns 103 titles and 1,251 wins – 2nd in Open Era to Connors’ 109 and 1,274 – and never retired in 1,526 singles and 224 doubles matches during his career.
    • Twenty-time Grand Slam champion owns all-time Grand Slam records with 369 wins, 46 SFs and 58 QFs, as well as 10 finals, 23 SFs and 36 QFs in a row.
    • Boasts tournament records for most championships at Basel (10), Halle (10), Wimbledon (8), ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati (7) and Nitto ATP Finals (6).
    • Enjoyed 41-match win streak (2006-07), reached 17 straight finals (2005-06), posted 24-final win streak (2003-05), won 24 straight matches vs. Top 10 (2003-05) and earned 65 straight wins on grass (2003-08).


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