|Roger Federer Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 1981|
Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis phenomenon who has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles. He has held the world No. 1 spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings for a record total of 310 weeks (including a record 237 consecutive weeks), was the year-end No. 1 five times (including four consecutive), and has been ranked world No. 4 in men’s singles tennis by the ATP as of 2020. Known for his all-court game, he is also the first person to win the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.
King Roger, Federer Express, Maestro, RF, El reloj suizo, Der Künstler
Bottmingen, Arlesheim, Switzerland
He dropped out of school at the age of 16.
Professional Tennis Player
Grand Slams Won
Federer has won –
- US Open – (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
- Wimbledon – (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017)
- Australian Open – (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018)
- French Open – (2009)
- Father – Robert Federer
- Mother – Lynette Federer (née Durand)
- Siblings – Diana (Older Sister)
- Others – Benedikt Anton Federer (Paternal Grandfather), Maria Katharina Inauen (Paternal Grandmother), Jacobus Albertus Durand (Maternal Grandfather), Vera Meyer (Maternal Grandmother)
Roger’s agent is Tony Godsick.
Their relationship goes back to the time when Roger started playing professional tennis. They established an athlete Management Company together, which is called Team8.
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
187 lbs or 85 kg
Girlfriend / Spouse
Roger Federer has dated –
- Mirka Federer (2000-Present) – Roger met Mirka (born Miroslava Vavrincová) back in the year 2000, at the Olympics in Sydney. Both of them were competing for their country Switzerland. Mirka is a former player of the Women’s Tennis Association who got injured in one of the tournaments and, hence, retired in 2002. Mirka and Roger were in a relationship for 9 years until April 11, 2009, when they finally got married at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen near Basel. On July 23, 2009, Mirka gave birth to the couple’s first pair of twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, and then on May 6, 2014, she gave birth to another pair of twins, this time boys, named, Leo and Lenny.
Race / Ethnicity
Roger is of Swiss-German descent on his father’s side and has Afrikaner (Dutch, German, French/French Huguenot, distant Scottish, Belgian Flemish, Swiss-German, Danish, and Portuguese) roots on his mother’s side.
- Specific face
- Very calm
- Great sportsmanship
12 (US) or 11 (UK) or 46.5 (EU)
- Roger has signed sponsorship contracts with brands like Nike, Rolex, Wilson, Gillette, Mercedes-Benz, Jura, Credit Suisse, Nationale Suisse, NetJets, and others.
- Roger has appeared in many commercials; you can check the full list on this YouTube channel.
- In 2021, he was announced as the brand ambassador for Switzerland Tourism.
- In September 2021, he appeared in the “Never Still” campaign for RIMOWA alongside Rihanna, LeBron James, and Patti Smith.
Roger was raised Roman Catholic.
He once met Pope Benedict XVI, while he was playing on the Internazionali BNL d’Italia tournament in Italy, back in the year 2006.
Best Known For
- He is considered to be the greatest tennis player who has ever lived.
- Roger has been known for holding the record of most weeks spent on the number 1 spot at the ATP list (302 weeks), and also for winning 17 Grand Slam titles in all.
In the period from 1991 until the present, Roger had been coached by various trainers, starting from Adolf Kacovsky back in 1991, then Peter Carter (1991-2000), Peter Lundgren (2000-2003), Tony Roche (2006-2007), Jose Higueras (2008), Paul Annacone (2010-2013), Severin Luthi (2013-2014) and the last one, Stefan Edberg, who coached Federer in 2014.
You can check Federer’s workout routine HERE.
Roger Federer Favorite Things
- Cuisine / Food – Italian, Japanese, Rosti, Fondue, Raclette
- Car – Mercedes – Benz
- City – Rome
- Movie – Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Number – Eight
- Vacation Place – Sardinia, Miami
- Pre-match Meal – Pasta, chicken salad, fruits
- Song – Fly Away (By Lenny Kravitz)
- Favorite Dubai Restaurant – LA Petite Maison
- Labels – Louis Vuitton
- Athlete – Zinedine Zidane
- Favorite Football Club – FC Basel
Roger Federer Facts
- At the age of 11, Federer was among the top 3 junior tennis players in Switzerland.
- In 2003, he became the first Swiss tennis player to win a Grand Slam.
- He is the only player to win Wimbledon and U.S Open for three straight years.
- At the age of 8, he played soccer.
- Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg are Federer’s all-time favorite players.
- At the age of 14, Roger became the national junior tennis champion of Switzerland.
- Federer held the first spot on the ATP list from 2004 to 2008.
- Roger has his own Roger Federer Foundation, which helps with providing grants to poor countries, where the child mortality rates are more than 15 percent. His foundation is has donated to sports-based and education projects.
- He loves playing basketball and golf. In one of the interviews, he said that if he had the opportunity to play another sport, he would choose basketball.
- Roger is friends with golf star, Tiger Woods, and tennis fellow, Stan Wawrinka.
- He knows how to play the piano.
- Federer loves American professional wrestling.
- One of Roger’s best friends is the NHL star Ziggy Palffy.
- Roger has won a gold medal for Switzerland playing in doubles, during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
- He was a part of the Switzerland team that won the 2014 Davis Cup.
- Roger won a silver medal in the singles category during the Olympic games held in London in 2012.
- He can speak several languages including Swiss German, Standard German, English, French, Italian, and Swedish.
- In 2020, one of Federer’s longtime rivals, Rafael Nadal, also achieved the feat of having won a total of 20 Grand Slams as he defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2020 French Open.
- With $106.3 million in earnings, Roger was the 3rd highest-paid celebrity of 2020 as per Forbes.
- In 2020, he had undergone 2 knee surgeries.
- In June 2021, after winning a match against Dominik Koepfer at the 2021 French Open, Roger revealed that he was stepping back from the competition due to his physical health.
- In July 2021, Roger Federer had also withdrawn himself from Tokyo Olympics 2020 (held in 2021 due to COVID-19) due to a knee problem. Later, in August 2021, he also withdrew from the 2021 U.S. Open.