Who is Roger Federer?
Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player. Roger has proved to be an excellent player reaching the third position in men’s single tennis all around the world. The talented and skilled player has won the title of 20 Grand Slam singles. Furthermore, he has ranked the top in the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) ranking.
|Full Name||Roger Federer|
|Birth Date||August 8, 1981|
|Birth Place||Basel, Switzerland|
|Net Worth||$450 million|
Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland, with the birth sign Leo. He was born to his father Robert Federer and his mother Lynette Federer. Robert is a Swiss while his mother is of South African. Roger’s parents met on a business tour for a pharmaceutical company.
Furthermore, Roger holds Swiss nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Swiss-German and Afrikaner. He is a Christian. Besides, with a height of 6 feet (185 cm) and weigh about 72 kg (158 lbs), Roger has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. Along with the body measurement 38-30-14 inches, he has maintained an attractive body. Also, his brown eye color and dark brown hair make him look even more stunning.
Roger Federer grew up nearby Birsfelden, Riehen, along with his older sister, Diana. From his young age, Roger showed an interest in playing tennis and soccer. From the age of eight, he started playing. Likewise, when he was eleven, his name listed in the Top 3 junior tennis player of Switzerland. Just at the age of twelve, he became clear in his decision and only started focusing on tennis. His effort came to be fruitful.
At the age of fourteen, he played the tournaments two-three times a month. He started giving six hours a week including three hours of conditioning. Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg were his idols. Moreover, he became the national junior champion and even got the chance to be a trainee at the Swiss National Tennis Center, located in Ecublens. Similarly, at the age of sixteen, he enrolled in the International Tennis Federation junior tennis circuit.
Moreover, Roger won the title of Junior Wimbledon and the Orange Bowl. Besides, he became the ITF World Junior Champion of the year.
Personal Life of Roger Federer
Roger is a married man. He married his long-time girlfriend Miroslava Federer. Miroslava is a Women’s Tennis Association player. The couple first met on the trip to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Sadly, Miroslava had to leave the tour due to her foot injury in 2002. Then, having a healthy and romantic relationship, the couple married on April 11, 2009, at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen. Moreover, the couple is blessed by identical twin girls. Also, in 2014, they gave birth to identical twin boys. Currently, Roger along with his family resides in Bottmingen, Switzerland.
Roger Federer with his amazing talent in his career has earned massive popularity. Likewise, along with name and fame, he also has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $450 million. His salary is estimated to be about $40 million per year.
The career of Roger Federer
Federer won the Wimbledon boys singles and doubles title in 1998. Then, he came to be a professional tennis player. In 2003, Roger became the first Swiss man to win the title of Grand Slam. He got the attention as the victorious at Wimbledon. In 2004, Roger achieved to be in the second position over the world. Also, he won the US Open, Australia Open, and the ATP Masters, in addition to the title of Wimbledon singles.
During 2005, he listed in the top position, Moreover, he maintained his top position from 2004 to 2008. Also, he won the Wimbledon singles title for continuous three years. In 2006 and 2007, he won the singles champions at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Moreover, he became the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
2008 did not go well in his career. Though in the first game he won against the Scottish player, Andy Murray at the US Open, he lost the other games. He lost all the French Open and Wimbledon, and the Australian Open. Also, the first rank which he maintained from four years went to second. However, he did not lose hope and came with a bang in 2009. He won the French Open, Wimbledon, and moreover finished the career Grand Slam.
More About His Career
In 2012, Roger expanded and won his Wimbledon singles title for the seventh time. His win made him to again rank top over the world. The year 2013 was his difficult time again in his career. He lost in the second round only in Wimbledon. Not only on Wimbledon but also he had to suffer from the loss at the US Open. Though good than 2013, however, in 2014 also he lost in the semifinals of the US Open. Also, in 2015, he lost his first game of the Australian Open.
In 2016, Roger went through back problems, due to which he had to withdraw from the French Open. After six months, he came back to play. His comeback became glorious winning his eighteenth Grand slam title at the Australian Open. Then in 2017, he made a record winning the title of Wimbledon for the eighth time in a 6-3 6-1 6-4 against Marin Cilic. Moreover, he became the oldest men’s champion of the tournament in the Open era. In 2018, he again won against Cilic and won his 20th Grand Slam singles titles.