Roger Federer Age, Career, Family and Net Worth and Full Wiki
Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a legendary lawn tennis player from Switzerland. He is popular for being the first-ever tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title. Roger is regarded as the legend of the game because he dominated tennis geography for more than a decade. Altogether he has won over 20 Grand slam to date which makes him one of the greatest to ever play the game. Federer also made a record for being no 1 for over 300 weeks in the ATP rankings where he was at the peak for over 230 weeks consecutively.
Due to his incredible career, Roger Federer has been awarded by various awards such as Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award, Arthur Ashe Humanitarian award and Laurens World Sportsman of the year award. Let us take a look at his life, career and achievement all along.
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland. He was born to his father Robert Federer and his mother Lynette Federer. His father Robert was a sportsman as well as there is not much information regarding his mother to date. Talking about his siblings he has one sister named Diana. Federer was interested in sports from an early age, playing tennis and soccer when he was just eight years old. He was among the Top 3 junior tennis players by the age of 11 in Switzerland. At age 12, he chose to stop playing different games and fully concentrate on becoming a talented tennis player, since he believed he was dominating normally. When he was14, he was already completely inundated in the game, playing a few competitions each month and training for the match for up to six hours per week. He used to practice the technique of his idols Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg,
Regarding his personal attributes, Federer has a height of 6 feet and weighs about 85 kg. He has dark brown hair color whereas his eye color is brown. Roger’s zodiac sign is Leo. Talking about his personal choices his hobbies are Skiing, Golf, Swimming and many more. His favorite tennis player is Pit Samaras. Federer also likes to taste different cuisine in which his favorite is Italian and Chinese. He also likes to listen to various music. Federer is one of the biggest fan of AC/DC.
Roger Federer started his career at the age of 11 and he was already winning major tournaments when he was just 14 years old. He became the national Junior Champion when he was just 14 years old which provided him an opportunity to train at the Swiss National Tennis Center located in Ecublens Switzerland. In 1996, he joined the International tennis federation as a junior tennis player. Federer also earned his first sponsorship when he was just 16 years old. 2 years later in 1998, he won the junior Wimbledon title and ITF Junior World Champion of the year on the same year.
Roger Federer started his senior career in 1998. However, his biggest moment came in 2001 when he eliminated legendary Pit Sampras in the fourth round of Wimbledon. In an Interview, Federer confessed to Sampras as his favorite tennis player and he couldn’t believe him to defeat the legend. 2 years later in 2003, Federer won his first Grand slam by winning the Wimbledon tournament. Despite winning the first Grand Slam, Federer’s hunger for success did not end and he continued on the path of glory.
At the start of 2004, Federer had a world ranking of No. 2, and that very year, he won the Australian Open, the U.S. Open, the ATP Masters, and held the Wimbledon singles title by winning the tournament back to back. He was positioned No. 1 toward the beginning of 2005. Federer continued his winning streak before finally losing to up-and-coming clay-court expert Rafael Nadal in both French Open and Wimbledon in 2008. He also lost to Novak Djokovic in the 2008 Australian Open.
Despite the losses in the year he came back amazingly in 2009 beating Andy Roddick in Wimbledon to win his 15th career Grand Slam and in-process beat the world record of Pit Sampras of career-high Grand Slam won by a single player. Federer’s career again rose in 2012, when he defeated Andy Murray for a record-tying seventh Wimbledon singles title. The triumph helped the 30-year-old tennis star get back to the No. 1 spot, and before the year’s over he had set up a record being in the top for 302 weeks on the world rankings.
Roger Federer took a break from Tennis by announcing retirement in 2012 due to suffering from a long injury period. However, a year later made a comeback. Till 2021, Roger Federer has a career-high 20 Grand Slam and is already one of the greats not only in Tennis but in the whole Sports industry.
Roger Federer is married to former tennis player Mirka Vavrenic. The couple tied the knot in 2009. In 2009 July, Roger became the father of twin girls name Charlene and Myla whereas five years later the couple gave birth to twin boys named Leo and Lenny.
Roger Federer is a legendary tennis player with a career-high of over 20 Grand Slam titles. He has earned a lot of wealth and properties from his illustrious career as a tennis player and from the tournament he won. Roger is also the brand ambassador of various brands such as Nike, Rolex, Mercedes Benz, and many more.
Federer has been no 1 in the most paid athlete of the year in 2020. Currently, his net worth as of 2021 is approximately $450 million of 2021.