Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is widely considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Turning professional in 1998, he has won a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, including 8 Wimbledon titles. He holds the record for the most number of weeks at the top spot in the world ranking, with 308 weeks. He also holds the record for most weeks at the top spot in a row, with 237 weeks from 2004 to 2008. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland to South African mother Lynette Du Rand and Swiss father Robert Federer, he has one older sister named Diana. He was raised in nearby Birsfelden, Riehen, and then Münchenstein. He is married to Mirka Federer, a Slovak-born Swiss former professional tennis player, with whom he has four children: twin daughters, Charlene and Myla and twin sons, Lenny and Leo.
Roger Federer Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 8 August 1981
Birth Place: Basel, Switzerland
Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland
Birth Name: Roger Federer
Nicknames: El reloj suizo, Federer Express, King Roger, Der Künstler
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Occupation: Professional tennis player
Race/Ethnicity: White (Swiss-German, Afrikaner)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Roger Federer Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 187 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 85 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 1″
Height in Meters: 1.85 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: 12 (US)
Roger Federer Family Details:
Father: Robert Federer
Mother: Lynette Federer
Spouse: Mirka Federer (m. 2009)
Children: Charlene Riva Federer (Daughter), Lenny Federer (Son), Myla Rose Federer (Daughter), Leo Federer (Son)
Siblings: Diana Federer (Older Sister)
Roger Federer Education:
He dropped out of school at the age of 16.
Turned Pro: 1998
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
High Rank for Singles: No. 1 (2 February 2004)
High Rank for Doubles: No. 24 (9 June 2003)
Singles Career record: 1149–252 (82.01%)
Singles Career titles: 97 (2nd in the Open Era)
Doubles Career record: 129–89 (59.17%)
Doubles Career titles: 8
Roger Federer Facts:
*He was raised Roman Catholic.
*While growing up, his idols were Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg.
*He was among his country’s top junior tennis players by age 11.
*He is the only player to win Wimbledon and U.S open for three straight years.
*In 2003, he became the first Swiss tennis player to win a Grand Slam.
*He is fluent in English, Swiss German, German, French and a bit of Swedish and Italian.
*While growing up, he played badminton and basketball.
*He knows how to play the piano.
*He plays squash and table tennis.
*He is a supporter of FC Basel and A.S. Roma.
*Up until the age of 16, Roger was a vegetarian, he first ate meat at a steakhouse with some tennis teammates.
*He owns luxurious homes and villas in Dubai, the Swiss village of Valbella, Wollerau and the south of Zurich.
*He launched his own fragrance called “RF-RogerFederer” in July 2003.
*Visit his official website: www.rogerfederer.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.