Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis pro and one of the most famous tennis players in the world. He is currently ranked 17th in the world and holds a total of 20 Grand Slams singles titles. He is one of the three great tennis players along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic and is known for his extraordinary career in the sport.
Roger was born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland to his father Robert Federer and mother Lynette Federer. He is from a mixed ethnic background as his father is half Swiss and half German while his mother is African. He holds dual citizenship in South Africa and Switzerland.
Federer grew up near the German-French border and speaks five languages. In addition, it is known that he grew up as a vegetarian until he was 14 years old. Roger has not revealed any information about his school or college, but it is believed he completed his schooling at a local school in Basel. He was already active in sports during his school days.
Roger Federer’s career
Roger started playing tennis as a teenager aged 14 and competed in several junior tournaments. In 1996 he played his first junior match in a Class 2 tournament. As a junior he won Wimbledon in 1998 and also reached the final of the US Open Junior in the same year. Roger ended the year No. 1 in the rankings.
He soon turned professional and made his debut at the Swiss Open Gstaad in 1998 and the Marseille Open in late 1999, securing a place in the top 100. Later, in 2003, he won his first ever Grand Slam title against Mark Philippoussis at Wimbledon. The following year he recorded 3 Grand Slam titles and also became world No. 1.
He has won a total of 20 Grand Slams in his career so far, including 8 Wimbledon wins, 6 Australian Open titles, 5 US Open titles and one French Open title. He also represented his country Switzerland at the Olympic Games. He won gold in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver in singles at the 2012 London Olympics.
He has also won the Hopman Cup three times in his career in 2011, 2018 and 2019. Overall, he has over 103 career titles. Most recently, he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2020, but was unable to secure the title due to an injury to his right knee.
He underwent arthroscopic surgery and was also forced to retire from Dubai, French, Miami and Indian Wells. In 2021 he was unable to take part in the Australian Open due to his injury and also due to Covid restrictions. He returned to the ATP Tour and also played Geneva Open. However, he had to undergo surgery again due to the promotion of his injury. Two of his biggest rivals on the court are Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic but he shares a warm relationship with everyone and also wished Rafael Nadal all the best for winning the Australian Open 2022.
Roger is known for being active on Instagram where he currently has 8.9 million followers and has also been active on Twitter since 2013 where he has 12.7 million followers. Apart from that, he also has an account on Facebook where he currently has a reach of over 18 million people.
Roger Federer biography
|Real name||Roger Federer|
|date of birth||Aug. 8, 1981|
|Age (as of 2022)||40 years|
|place of birth||Basel, Switzerland|
|height||in feet inches – 6′ 1” – in centimeters – 185 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 85kg – in pounds – 187 pounds|
|shoe size||12 (USA)|
|Hair color||dark brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
Roger Federer Family
|Who is Roger Federer’s wife?||Mirka Federer|
|children||Four (Myla Rose Federer, Leo Federer, Charlene Riva Federer, Lenny Federer)|
Roger is currently married to Miroslava Federer, a former Women’s Tennis Association player. The two met in 200 while competing in the Sydney 200 Olympic Games. However, his wife retired in 2002 due to a foot injury. The two married in 2009 at Villa Wenkenhof in Riehen and also had twins in the same year. They had twins again in 2014 and are now parents to 2 girls and 2 boys.
Roger Federer net worth
Roger Federer has won various tournaments, Grand Slams and titles and has accumulated a lot of fortune through his successful professional career over the years. He lives a humble lifestyle and has a net worth of around $450 million.
Facts About Roger Federer
- Roger served as a ball boy at the Swiss Indoors in his hometown of Basel in 1992.
- He had been called up for military service under Swiss law, but was disqualified for being unfit.
- Roger once held the serve for about 47 seconds against Novak Djokovic at the 2014 Shanghai Open.
- He was voted the second most admired, respected and trusted man in the world in 2011, after Nelson Mandela.
- Roger is known to have a pet cow named Juliette.
- He runs a foundation called Winterhilfe to fight poverty in Switzerland.
- In 2020, Federer will be the first living person to wear a face on the 20-franc coin.