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The Life of Roger Federer

He’s vying for his 21st Grand Slam title at the French Open and is the most famous tennis player in the world. This is the story of Roger Federer. 🎾

The Life of Roger Federer

He was born on August 8, 1981in Basel, Switzerland to a South African mother and a Swiss father. At 8, he participated in his first tennis tournament. He started playing tennis at age 3 or 4, and everyone who saw him play was very enthusiastic. Since he began, he’s been able to maintain a good outlook when he plays.

Roger Federer’s mother Lynette Federer, whether he wins or loses, it’s always fair play with him. At 12, Federer was a ball boy at the Swiss Indoors, where he saw the final match by Stefan Edberg, who became his coach 11 years later. At 14, he began training at the Swiss National Tennis Center. His parents learned about it from the newspaper. Bad tempered in his first years playing professional tennis, Federer began seeing a psychotherapist at 17 to learn to channel his emotions.

At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, he met Mirka, a Slovakian former tennis player. They married nine years later and had 4 children: twin boys and twin girls. In 2003, he was ruled “unsuitable” for Switzerland's mandatory military service and had to pay an exemption tax of 3% of his taxable income to the state every year for over a decade. That same year, at 21, he won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. He currently holds the record for singles titles at the iconic tournament.

A tennis icon who has committed to helping children, that’s Roger Federer. At 22, he created the Roger Federer Foundation to help disadvantaged children in parts of Africa. He is also an ambassador for UNICEF, for which he has launched fundraisers for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

In 2008, after 237 consecutive weeks as world champion, he was unseated by his main rival, Rafael Nadal. When he was 30, a survey ranked him second among the world’s most respected people, after Nelson Mandela. At 35, this polyglot, who speaks six languages, was named “Most Stylish Man” by GQ magazine. At 36, he made a comeback after recovering from injuries and became world champion again the oldest in the history of tennis. That year, having won over $110 million since the start of his career, he became the male sports entertainment athlete with the highest number of records within one sport.

Today, Roger Federer holds the record for titles won in Grand Slam tournaments. He is considered the best player in the history of tennis.

Brut.

05/31/2019 10:22 AM
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  • Md H.
    05/31/2019 10:39

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  • Deborah K.
    05/31/2019 12:45

    Awesomeness right there

  • Brut
    05/31/2019 13:09

    Clothing penalties demonstrate the sexist double standards faced by female tennis players.

  • Ronald M.
    06/01/2019 01:30

    Main flaw? Wears his hat backwards!

  • Lisa M.
    06/01/2019 06:58

    Serena is the most famous tennis player in the world. smh.

  • Gabriella Z.
    06/01/2019 16:12

    The GOAT!!!

  • Alexo A.
    06/01/2019 16:48

    story of stories

  • Leon R.
    06/01/2019 21:01

    I must admit after he defeated Sampras, Roger has been my favorite athlete #RF

  • Arlene F.
    06/01/2019 22:45

    😍😍😍Told you he was awesome!!!

  • Mahnoor W.
    06/02/2019 02:47

    "the best tennis player in history"

  • Венцислав Г.
    06/02/2019 11:48

    I like Roger so much. I've ever been with him. I was happy when he won, and struggled when even rarely he lost.

  • Paul H.
    06/02/2019 12:36

    LOVE THIS GUY, A TRUE PRO , EVERYBODY LOVES HIM, REALLY GOOD FOR THE SPORT OF TENNIS

  • Martha E.
    06/02/2019 14:42

    Federer is the best tennis player in the world. Always classy.

  • Santano F.
    06/02/2019 16:21

    The Greatest.

  • Wendy L.
    06/02/2019 17:21

    How does ANYONE doubt this man’s greatness ?? He is the GOAT.

  • Kyle J.
    06/02/2019 17:32

    the greatest

  • Ιφιγενεια Κ.
    06/02/2019 18:27

    He is the best player on the world!!! We all so proud of you!!! I love you and tennis is very lucky that you choose this sport. You write history.

  • Sharon R.
    06/02/2019 18:39

    You know folks I am getting sick and tired of the elitist establishment trying to turn this Roland Garros into everything Roger! His opponents so far have been unknowns, good grief he should beat them! Come on guys everyone knows this is about Rafa! It will be Rafa or Novak who wins this! Rafa has won this slam 11 times, Roger once and that was when Rafa was out! Sick and tired of it!!

  • Mickie G.
    06/02/2019 19:50

    Great story! He really grew into a great person! Good luck in the future and onward!!!

  • Hana A.
    06/02/2019 20:16

    🎩