Roger Federer Celebrity Life
Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player to have ever played the game. He won 16 Grand Slams that’s the most Grand Slams won by an individual. He was ranged as a top player by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 237 consecutive weeks.
Along with these achievements, Federer also has 8 Wimbledon men's singles titles, 5 US Open titles, 6 Australian Open titles and one French Open title to his name.
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland to Robert Federer and Lynette Federer. He also had an elder sister. He is married to Miroslava Federer whom he had met in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Miroslava retired from tennis in the year 2002 because of a foot injury. They had four kids out of which, two are identical twin girls and two are identical twin boys.
Federer started out as a ball boy in professional matches in the years 1992 and 1993, he served as a ball boy in the Basel tournament and the Swiss Indoors.
In the 1998 Wimbledon, Federer won gold in the boy’s singles against Irakli Labadze and another gold in the doubles where he played along with Olivier Rochus, against Michaël Llodra and Andy Ram.
In the same year, he defeated Guillermo Coria to win the Orange Bowl and also won 4 International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior singles tournaments and was a runner up in the US Open. He wrapped up his 1998 season by acquiring the number one spot in the junior world ranking and he was also awarded ITF Junior World Champion.
Federer's first professional match was against Lucas Arnold Ker which he lost in the first round. On 20th September 1999, he entered the top 100 rankings. In the 2000 Marseille Open, Federer lost the finals against Marc Rosset. Federer along with Martina Hingis represent Switzerland in the 2001 Hopman Cup and won it.
Federer defeated Julien Boutter in the 2001 Milan Indoor tournament finals and won his first singles.
In the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, Federer who was 19 years old then defeated the Grand Slam leader Pete Sampras in a five-set match and went forward to the quarterfinals where he lost against Tim Henman.
Federer reached the top 10 after winning the 2002 Hamburg Masters. He then went on to win his first Wimbledon Grand Slam singles title in the year 2003. Federer along with Max Mirnyi win the Doubles event in the Masters Series 1000 held in Miami.
From the year 2004 to 2007 Federer asserted dominance in the game. In 2004, he won 3 grand slam titles, won 3 ATP Masters Series 1000 events and was ranked as world number one for the first time.
In the next year, Federer won the Wimbledon Championships, the US Open, 4 ATP Masters Series 1000 wins. Even though he lost the year-end championship due to a foot injury, he still remained as world number one.
The victories continued but, Federer also suffered few injuries which held him back. In the year 2008, he suffered from mononucleosis for the first half of the year.
In 2013, he developed back injuries which made him down to number 6 in the world rankings. In 2015, he scored his 1000th victory and in the following year, he underwent knee surgery.
Federer started the 2020 season in the 2020 Australian Open where he lost in the semi-finals to Djokovic.
In the year 2003, Federer established the Roger Federer Foundation which helped disadvantaged children by promoting their access to education and sport.
He also arranged a lot of exhibitions and fundraisers to help the ones in need mostly towards areas affected by natural disasters and for spreading education and sports to the less fortunate children.
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