Federer is the current #1 ranked tennis player in the world, having previously held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks.
He won the Indesit ATP 2004 Race on September 14. The ATP confirmed that his lead was insurmountable, marking what is believed to be the earliest a player has locked up the year-end No. 1 position since the ATP Rankings were established in 1973.
He won his third Grand Slam title of the year at the U.S. Open. That was his 9th title of the year, his 16th since the beginning of 2003, his 19th career title. No other male player had ever won his first four Grand Slam finals.
He is considered to have the talent to be the best tennis player of all time. His fellow players have nicknamed him "The Natural."
He is the favorite tennis player of Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue. She sometimes can be seen at his matches. He's frequently featured in American Vogue and once graced the cover of Men's Vogue.
He has appointed former American tennis player Paul Annacone as his coach.
|Miroslava Vavrinec||(11 April 2009 - present) 2 children|
Versatile playing style
Two days after winning his first Wimbledon, he was presented with a 1,760 lb. milking cow he named "Juliette" as a gift from tournament organizers in Gstaad, Switzerland.
In July 2003, he launched his own fragrance called "RF-RogerFederer."
First Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title
Born to Swiss-German Robert Federer and his South African wife Lynette, he has one older sister, Diana.
Has won 16 Grand Slam titles in the men's singles competition, making him the first man to win at least three separate Grand Slam tournaments four times: Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010), Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009), US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).
After surpassing Jimmy Connors, he holds the all-time record for most consecutive weeks as top-ranked male player (February 2007).
Plays the piano.
Speaks English, Swiss German, German and French.
Plays squash and table tennis.
His favorite vacation locations are the Swiss mountains, Dubai and Maledives.
Was chosen Swiss Sportsman of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006; European Sportsman of the Year from 2004 to 2006; Laureus World Sportsman of The Year in 2005 and 2006 and "L'Equipe" Magazine's Champion of Champions in 2006 and 2007.
Was coached by Australian Tony Roche from 2005 to 2008.
Supporter of FC Basel and A.S. Roma.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $29 million.
Shares the record of straight 5 Wimbledon titles,(2003-2007) with Björn Borg(1976-1980).
Announced on his web site that he married girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in a small ceremony in his hometown. The couple are expecting their first child in the Fall. (11 April 2009).
Good friends with Tiger Woods.
Was coached by Swedish Peter Lundgren for 7 years.
Twin daughters, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose, born on July 23, 2009.
His 2009 Wimbledon final defeat of American Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 16-14) lasted a record 77 games over a period of 4 hours and 16 minutes. Federer's loss to Rafael Nadal the previous year consumed 4 hours and 48 minutes of play, to date (2009), the longest men's singles final in Wimbledon history.
Turned professional in 1998.
When asked about his 2009 French Open title win: It might be the greatest victory of my career.
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