Roger Federer, is a Swiss tennis player who has been dominating the sport in the early 21st century with his extremely all-rounder game. He has a record of acquiring 20 Men’s singles Grand Slam championships.
His gentlemanly behavior and his top-class game have enhanced his position even more. Due to this Roger Federer has once voted the second most respected individual in the world. First was Nelson Mandela.
|Real Name||Roger Federer|
|Date of Birth (Age)
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|8 August 1981 (37Years)|
|Place of Birth||Basel, Switzerland|
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|6 Foot 0 inches (|
|Hobbies||Golf, Skiing, Music, Playing Cards, PlayStation|
Roger Federer Family
|Children||Myla Rose Federer
Charlene Riva Federer
Mirka Vavrinec represented Switzerland during her tennis career and is knows for being an Olympian and has participated at all of the Grand Slam Venues. She failed to recover from her foot injury and later decided to drop out of Tennis. The couple got married in 2009 and now are proud parents of two sets of twins.
Initially, the pair met in 2000 at the Olympics in Sydney. The couple announced Mirka’s first pregnancy in 2008s and they moved ahead with a plan of getting married. After dropping out of Tennis because of the injury, Mirka has stayed in the game by helping her husband with his career by scheduling his travel plans and media commitments.
Roger Federer Net Worth
When we talk about Tennis, Roger Federer is that one name that pops in everyone’s mind and why should it not; he is the greatest male tennis player the world can have and he surely knows how to climb the ladder towards his goal. The estimated net worth of tennis star comes up around $450M.
Roger Federer House
The 20 Grand Slam Title record holder, Roger Federer moved from Basel to Waller and in 2014 he commissioned a glass waterfront mansion for his family which cost him a whopping price of $11.3M. The 500sqm f living space, the state of the art three-story mansion is called “The Residence” sits on the sloping terrain of Schwyz country.
The tennis star had built two luxury apartments new to his main glass waterfront mansion, one is for his parents and the other one is assumed to be for a lucky guest.
Roger Federer Tennis Season
Roger Federer started playing at a very young age of eight and soon this young man became Switzerland’s junior champion only when he was 14. He captured Wimbledon junior singles in 1998 and scored the Orange Bowl junior tournament crown in Miami.
Roger Federer made his Swiss Davis Cup debut in the following year and he was the youngest tennis player to end the year among the world’s top 100, finishing that season at number 64.
Roger Federer Tennis Season 2001-2003
He took the tennis world and tennis lovers by a storm in 2001 when he defeated the defending champion, Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in the fourth round. Roger Federer had to wait till 2003 to win his first ever Grand Slam title by defeating Mark Philippoussis.
Roger Federer Tennis Season 2009
Roger Federer, soon he became the first Swiss tennis player to win a Grand Slam Title. In 2009, Roger surpassed the record of Sampras with winning his Grand Slam by defeating Andy Roddick.
Roger Federer Tennis Season 2011
In Australia Open 2011- Men’s Single, Roger Federer the defending champion was left with nothing to defend in a semifinal match between him and Novak Djokovic.
It was clear the Roger was facing trouble, the duration of the match was exactly three hours. In the first two round of the tournament, Roger beat two qualifiers, the semi-finals match with Novak was breathtaking. In the end, Novak was the one who won the title.
Roger Federer Tennis Season 2017
He created a history in Wimbledon 2017 by winning his eighth Wimbledon title. Today, he has 20 singles Grand Slam Titles which are the highest of all. Roger Federer has won the US Open five times, the Australian Open three time and the only tournament that he has not won yet is French Open in Paris.
He is considered as one of the top-notch players in the field of tennis and is respected and loved by millions of fans all over the world.
Roger Federer is an aggressive player on the court who likes to take the ball on the rise and finish points early. His forehand is his dominant wing and he imparts a huge amount of topping to with an unconventional grip. His forehand spin is considered to be one of the most destructive weapons ever seen on the court.
Roger Federer Coach
Roger’s true potential was seen by Australian Peter Carter when Roger was just 9. Peter took him under his wing and decided to train the kid who he believed would turn out to be the most pro folic player in the history of Tennis. Peter trained him in the perfect way and soon the teacher and students were closest of friends.
Carter exactly knew what’s good for Roger and he trusted his coach. But this pair had a tragic ending when Roger was in Toronto playing a tournament in 2002, he got a call that made him run on the streets crying. Peter had been in a fatal car accident and he had passed away leaving the 21-year old Roger devastated.
It was heart-breaking for Roger to say goodbye to his coach who laid the foundation for the greatness that he would one day become. Every year, Roger Federer sponsor a trip to Australian Open to Bob and Diana who are the parents of Peter Carter because Roger never forgets his roots and Bob and Diana cheer for Roger as if he is their own son.
Tennis ball color debate
There was a heated debate on what color is the tennis ball. Delany Dold posted a video of her father asking Roger Federer what color is the tennis ball. Roger replied with “They’re yellow, right?”. The color of the ball is described as fluorescent yellow, and the ball used in the tournament is “optic yellow”.
Roger Federer Records
Roger Federer is one of the most astonishing tennis players and there are 5 records that he has that may never be broken by now.
Most numbers of Grand Slams won by any male player
Roger Federer has 20 Grand Slams with nobody in the vicinity to rob him off this prestigious glory.
Most numbers of weeks spent at the World Number 1 position
He has a record of being at the spot of World’s Number 1 for 302 weeks and 237 weeks spent in the top spot.
Most Numbers of Wimbledon titles won by any player
Roger Federer has the longest grass court winning streak which spans from 2003-2008 where he won 65 consecutive matches before being halted Enroute to his 66th by Rafel Nadal in 2008.
A record number of Grand Slams singles Final/Semi-Final/Quarter-Final appearances
30 Grand Slam Finals, 43 Grand Slam Semi-Finals, and 52 Grand Slam quarter-finals.
NEVER retired during a match
Leading an injury-free career spanning to close to two decades, the Swiss star holds the rarer record of never having retired from a match. He has played 1389 matches.
Roger Federer Comeback
After a semi-final loss at 2016 Wimbledon, Roger Federer decided to take a break to look after his injured knee. He allowed his body and knee to heal properly and didn’t just rushed back to win the titles. Roger Federer only started training after he was completely satisfied with his healing both physically and mentally. He took a break for six months and when he came back he felt rejuvenated and refreshed.
During his time off, Roger Federer focused on his knee and his game. Roger Federer gave his game a bit of a makeover and worked on being a little more aggressive with his backhand and return of serve. Some sportsperson who take a break lose the confidence in themselves that what if their second innings fail but Roger was determined and confident that he could come back.
He had a great and positive support of his friends and family which helped him to recover faster than anyone could expect. And in no time, the Swiss star was back in the game and defeated four top-10 players in 2016 to clean Grand SLam No. 18. The players he defeated included the Spaniard Rafel Nadal, and this win was special because Federer has never won a match against Nadal except for Wimbledon.
The elegance and artistry of Federer’s style of play have always made tennis look very easy. Taking a gap and coming back to play with the same enthusiasm, the 37-year-old Swiss Tennis star is one of the fittest players.
Roger Federer Vs Rafel Nadal
The duo has played 38 times with Roger Federer trailing 15-2. This rivalry is one of the most talked about stories in the history of tennis. The 2008 final at Wimbledon where the duo faced each other is widely regarded as one of the greatest matches of all times.
There has been a documentary over this match titled as “Strokes Of genius”. Roger Federer’s legacy is largely independent of his match-ups and struggles against Nadal and Djokovic. Nadal and Federer fondly referred as “Federal” have taken the game of tennis to a new height, these two successful players have not only won many titles but also have elevated each others game to next level.
They have a mutual respect and newfound friendship for each other.
Roger Federer Brands
One of the world’s highest-paid Athletes, Roger Federer has made his impact on the minds and hearts of millions of people and it’s no surprise that he has a lot of high-end brands that sponsor him and choose him as the Brand Ambassador. The high-end include-, Rolex, Mercedes Benz, Credit Suisse, Jura Elektroapparate, NetJets, Barilla, Lindt, like many other.
His Brand Deals is a big part of his net worth. His Deal with sponsors alone worth $300 Million USD (approx.).
Roger Federer Fashion
When it comes to fashion, Roger Federer says “It’s all about the details and bold colors”. Where ever he goes, his suits are perfectly tailored, casual making him a fashion icon as well.
He was voted as the most stylish in the Sports Category in 2016 by the readers of Be Global Fashion Network. Roger Federer is the lord of tennis both on the court and outside of it as he continues to develop the image of a classic fashion icon with the touchy swing of a tennis racquet. He has never shied of donning sparkly colors.
Roger Federer plays with his signature Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autographed racquet. He first signed a deal with Nike footwear and apparel in 1994.
In 2006, Nike designed especially for Roger a jacket emblazoned with a crest of three tennis racquets, which symbolized the three Wimbledon Championship he won. His contract with Nike expired in March 2018.
Roger Federer Diet and Fitness
The success and longevity of a sportsperson are dependent on their strength, agility, coordination, endurance, balance, and speed. Roger Federer shocked the entire nation after his comeback. He is regarded as one of the fittest players of all times. Asking about his fitness, Rogers says he likes lifting weights but hates push-ups.
His exercises include; Jump rope, abdominal strength, the medicine ball shuffle, lateral lunges with Twist, endurance and agility, and many more. He makes sure that he sleeps for all and about 10 hours to recover his muscles.
He eats the food that is rich in carbs like who grains, fruits and vegetables because they provide energy. Federer often drinks recovery protein shakes and food right after the match or workout.
Roger Federer eats pasta before every match and hardcore training session. He stays positive, relaxed and listens to music to keep him cool and calm.
Roger Federer Foundation
He started his foundation in 2003 “The Roger Federer Foundation” whose strategic priority is the assistance of already existing but essentially insufficient support services, in early childhood care centers, preschools and primary schools for children between 3-12 years.
His foundation also works for the improvement of their efficiency and effectiveness. There are 309,000 children involved in the programmes across the world.
Roger Federer Social Media
He joined Facebook in 2009 and Twitter in 2013. Roger Federer has a massive fan following where he as 12.4M followers on twitter (@rogerfederer) and has 5.3M followers on his Instagram (@rogerfederer).
Federer feels that social media is a platform where you can interact with the fans and show them how much struggle is needed to reach the top level of success.