Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles-the most in history for a male player and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks including a record 237 consecutive weeks. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He re-entered the top ten following his victory at the 2017 Australian Open. He has received the tour Sportsmanship Award 13 times and been named the ATP Player of the Year and ITF World Champion five times. He has won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times, including four consecutive awards from 2005 to 2008 and the most recent one in 2018. He is also the only individual to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.

Birth Name

Roger Federer

Nickname

King Roger, Federer Express, Maestro, RF, El reloj suizo, Der Künstler

Profession

Professional Tennis Player

Plays

Right Handed

Turned PRO

1998

Grand Slams Won

Federer has won –

  • US Open – (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Wimbledon – (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
  • Australian Open – (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
  • French Open – (2009)

Nationality 

Swiss

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Roger Federer was born on August 08, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland.

Age

Federer is currently 37 years old.

Residence 

Bottmingen, Switzerland

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

White

Roger has Swiss, Dutch and French ancestry.

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

He dropped out of school at the age of 16.

Family Details

  • Father – Robert Federer
  • Mother – Lynette Federer
  • Siblings – Diana (Older Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Roger Federer has dated –

  • Miroslava Vavrinec (2000 – Present) – Roger met Miroslava back in the year 2000, at the Olympics in Sydney. Both of them were competing for their country Switzerland. Miroslava is a former player of the Women’s Tennis Association, who got injured in one of the tournaments and so, she retired in 2002. Miroslava and Roger were in a relationship for 9 years until April 11, 2009, when they finally got married. On July 23, 2009, Miroslava 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.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 1 inches
  • In centimeters – 185 cm
  • In meters – 1.85 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 85 kg
  • In Pounds – 187 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 43-16½-35
  • Chest – 43 in or 109 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16.5 in or 42 cm
  • Waist – 35 in or 89 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

Federer wears a size 12 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Roger is 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, till now.

Film Debut

Roger hasn’t appeared in a movie yet.

Personal Trainer

In the period from 1991 until 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.

Brand Endorsements

Roger has signed sponsorship contracts with brands like Nike, Rolex, Wilson, Gillette, Mercedes-Benz, Jura, Credit Suisse, Nationale Suisse, NetJets and others.

Roger Federer Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Italian, Japanese, Rosti, Fondue, Raclette
  • Favorite Car – Mercedes – Benz
  • Favorite City – Rome
  • Favorite Movie – Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Favorite Number – Eight
  • Favorite Vacation Place – Sardinia, Miami
  • Favorite Pre-match Meal – Pasta, chicken salad, fruits
  • Favorite Song – Fly Away (By Lenny Kravitz)
  • Favorite Dubai Restaurant – LA Petite Maison
  • Favorite Labels – Louis Vuitton
  • Favorite Athlete – Zinedine Zidane
  • Favorite Football Club – FC Basel

Roger Federer Net worth

Roger Federer has an estimated net worth of $450 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Roger Federer

  • At the age of 8, he played soccer.
  • At the age of 11, Federer was among the top 3 junior tennis players in Switzerland.
  • At the age of 14, Roger became national junior tennis champion of Switzerland.
  • In 2003, he became the first Swiss tennis player to win a Grand Slam.
  • In 2003, he established the Roger Federer Foundation to help disadvantaged children and to promote their access to education and sports.
  • In 2003, Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon, beating Andy Roddick in the semifinals and Mark Philippoussis in the final.
  • He is the only player to win Wimbledon and U.S open for three straight years.
  • Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg are Federer’s all-time favorite players.
  • 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 donating for 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.
  • 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.
  • In 2012, Roger won a silver medal in the singles category during the Olympic games held in London.
  • He was a part of the Switzerland team that won the 2014 Davis Cup.
  • In 24 November 2017, Federer received an honorary doctorate awarded to him by his home university, the University of Basel. He received the title in recognition for his role in increasing the international reputation of Basel and Switzerland and also his engagement for children in Africa through his charitable foundation.
  • In 2018, Federer won his second Hopman Cup title and third overall for Switzerland. His partner was Belinda Bencic again. The Swiss team won all the ties and Federer won all his singles and mixed doubles matches. They defeated the German pair, Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber, in the final 2–1.
  • He has his own website @ rogerfederer.com.
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