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 19 titles and has been in 29 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 95 Singles titles, which is the 2nd most in the Open Era just behind Jimmy Connors (who has 109 titles) and just ahead of Ivan Lendl (who has 94 titles)
  • Holds Open Era records for the most titles won at Halle (9), Cincinnati (7), Basel (8), Dubai (7), Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (6), Hamburg (4) and Doha (3)
  • With 8 Wimbledon titles, he holds the record 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 27 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