Roger Federer

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Roger Federer

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981, Basel) is a professional Swiss tennis player. He is currently ranked number five in the world.[1]

Federer holds the record for the most consecutive number of weeks at the top spot. Many experts believe that Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] He has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles: four at the Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010), one at the French Open (2009), seven at Wimbledon (2003 to 2007, 2009 and 2012) and five at the U.S. Open (2004 to 2008). In 2007, he equalled the record for the most wins in a row at Wimbledon set by Björn Borg.

He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four years in a row (2005–2008).[14]

Federer's first language is Swiss-German and he speaks English, German and French very well. He also speaks some Swedish and Italian. His wife is Mirka Vavrinec. After Wimbledon 2009, he became a father of twin girls who were named Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.[15]

Grand Slam record[change | edit source]

This table shows Federer's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles competition.

Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1999 Lost qualifier Round 1 Round 1 Lost qualifier
2000 Round 3 Round 4 Round 1 Round 3
2001 Round 3 Quarter-final Quarter-final Round 3
2002 Round 4 Round 1 Round 1 Round 4
2003 Round 4 Round 1 Winner Round 4
2004 Winner Round 3 Winner Winner
2005 Semi-final Semi-final Winner Winner
2006 Winner Final Winner Winner
2007 Winner Final Winner Winner
2008 Semi-final Final Final Winner
2009 Final Winner Winner Final
2010 Winner Quarter-final Quarter-final Semi-final
2011 Semi-final Final Quarter-final Semi-final
2012 Semi-final Semi-final Winner Quarter-final
2013 Semi-final Quarter-final Round 2 Round 4
2014 Semi-final

References[change | edit source]

  1. "2014 Men's Tennis ATP Rankings". ESPN Tennis. http://espn.go.com/tennis/rankings. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  2. Associated Press (19 March 2012). "Federer named greatest player ever by Tennis Channel, edging Laver and Graf". The Washington Post. http://www.tennischannel.com/goat/71.aspx. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  3. "Roger Federer is greatest player of all time says Australian tennis legend Rod Laver". Fox Sports. Retrieved 20 July 2012
  4. Richard Evans (24 June 2007). "Jack the Lad". The Observer (UK). http://observer.guardian.co.uk/sport/story/0,,2110101,00.html. Retrieved 15 February 2009. "Jack Kramer 'is ready to anoint Roger Federer as the best he has seen'."
  5. "Federer the greatest ever — Lloyd". BBC Sport. 7 June 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/8088191.stm. Retrieved 7 June 2009.
  6. Jago, Richard (5 June 2009). "'Roger Federer is the greatest' says Pete Sampras after record broken". The Guardian. London. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jul/05/pete-sampras-roger-federer-wimbledon. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  7. Barnes, Simon (8 June 2009). "Roger Federer, greatest of all time, ensures statistics back up unrivalled artistry". The Times (UK). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/simon_barnes/article6451942.ece. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
  8. "Top 10 Men's Tennis Players of All Time". Sports Illustrated. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1009/top.ten.tennis/content.1.html. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  9. Federer the best of all time, says Agassi. The Age. Retrieved 20 July 2012
  10. Federer the best of all time, says Ivan Lendl. BBC. Retrieved 20 July 2012
  11. Federer greatest of all time, says Laver". tennis.com/au. Retrieved 20 July 2012
  12. "Borg: Federer a True Artist". NOS. 9 July 2012. http://nos.nl/video/393278-borg-federer-een-ware-kunstenaar.html. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
  13. "An interview with: Lleyton Hewitt". USTA. 31 August 2012. http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2012-08-31/201208311346456183593.html. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  14. "Winners Archive Roger Federer". Laureus World Sports Awards. http://www.laureus.com/winners?id=418. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  15. "Roger Federer and wife are proud parents of twins". OneIndia. 24 July 2009. http://news.oneindia.in/2009/07/24/roger-federer-and-wife-are-proud-parents-of-twins.html. Retrieved 3 October 2009.