PROFILE

About
ROGER FEDERER

  • Began playing tennis at age 8
  • Debuted on the ATP Tour in 1998 as a Wildcard entry in Gstaad
  • Mother is Lynette; Father is Robert; has one sister, Diana
  • Idols growing up were Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras
  • Speaks English, German, Swiss German and French
  • Married wife, Mirka Vavrinec, in 2009
  • Has four children -- two sets of twins -- Myla and Charlene born July 23, 2009 and Leo and Lenny born May 6, 2014
  • Founded the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 which has invested over 28.5 million in educational programs in Africa and Switzerland, reaching out to 650,000 children.

CAREER

  • Holds the record for most Grand Slam men’s singles Championships with 18 titles and has been in 28 finals
  • Has won a record 33 ATP World Tour Awards including ATP No. 1 five times from 2004-2007, 2009; won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year twice in 2006 and 2013; won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award 12 times in 2004-2009 and 2011-2016; voted ATPWorldTour.com Fan Favorite for a record 14 consecutive years from 2003 to 2016
  • Has spent a record of 302 weeks at No. 1; first reached No. 1 in 2004 after winning the Australian Open by beating Marat Safin in the Finals
  • Tied with Jimmy Connors for the 2nd most years at No. 1; Pete Sampras currently holds the record
  • Finished 14 straight seasons in the Top 10 of the ATP from 2002-2015 which is the 2nd longest record; Jimmy Connors holds the No. 1 spot with 16 straight seasons in the Top 10
  • Has 91 Singles titles, which is the 3rd most in the Open Era just behind Jimmy Connors (who has 109 titles) and Ivan Lendl (who has 94 titles)
  • Holds Open Era records for the most titles won at Halle (8), Cincinnati (7), Basel (7), Dubai (7), Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (6), Hamburg (4) and Doha (3)
  • With seven Wimbledon titles, he is tied with Pete Sampras for most Wimbledon Championships won
  • Tied for the most US Open titles with Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras at five
  • Secured the Career Grand Slam in 2009 after beating Robin Soderling at the French Open
  • Has 26 ATP Masters 1000 titles which puts him at No. 3 behind Novak Djokovic who has 30 and Rafael Nadal who has 28
  • Won 65 matches in a row on grass between June 2003 and July 2008
  • Earned his first ATP win in 1998 at Toulouse as a Qualifier beating Raoux
  • In Davis Cup, he helped Switzerland clinch the 2014 title over France by defeating Richard Gasquet
  • Has a 52-18 record in Davis Cup, with a 40-8 record in singles play
  • Earned a Doubles Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 at the Beijing Games with Stanislas Wawrinka; won a Singles Olympic Silver Medal at the London Games in 2012
  • Yet to retire from a Pro match in singles or doubles; has conceded 3 singles walkovers all due to back injury
  • Named the first active player on the ATP to reach 200 Top 10 wins during the 2017 Australian Open
  • One of eight men to win all four majors
  • The second player in the Open Era with 1,080+ singles wins and one of three men with 1,000+ victories (Jimmy Connors has 1,256 and Ivan Lendl has 1,071)
  • Swiss of the Year in 2003
  • Swiss Athlete of the Year six times, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2012, 2014
  • Won the US Open Sportsmanship Award in 2014
  • Named Most Marketable Sports Person of 2016
  • With a brand value of $37 million a year, he was named the top global athlete brand in Forbes Fab 40 in 2016 making him the world’s most valuable sport brand
  • ITF Player of the Year five times, 2004-2007, 2009
  • Ranked No. 2 on the Reputation Institute’s 2011 study of the World’s most respected, admired and trusted personalities just behind Nelson Mandela but ahead of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey and Bono
  • Named Player of the Year and Ambassador for Tennis by the International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) in 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • BBC Sports Overseas Personality of the Year three times, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Given the Laureus Sports Award and named World Sportsman of the Year four times, 2005-2008
  • ESPY’s Best Male International Athlete Award in 2007
  • Named GQ's Most Stylish Man of 2016
  • Named the International Man of the Year by GQ Germany in 2005
  • A member of the Swiss Team of the Year with Stan Wawrinka in 2008, and again in 2014 with the Swiss Davis Cup Team
  • Has a special edition stamp of him released by the Swiss Post on April 10, 2007 in Basel
  • Awarded a special edition stamp by Austria's Postal Service in 2010
  • Ranked by Forbes in 2011 as the 25th most powerful celebrity
  • Named by Forbes as the highest-earning tennis player off court for nine years straight by Forbes between 2007 and 2015
  • Named by the London School of Marketing as the world’s most marketable sports star in 2015
  • Served as the President on the ATP Player Council from June 2008-2014