As the Swiss tennis ace turns 35 today, we give you some interesting facts and trivia about one of the world's finest tennis players of all time.
Roger Federer. Pic/ AFP
1. Roger Federer has a record total of 17 Grand Slam titles.
2. He is the first men’s singles player to reach 10 consecutive finals in Grand Slams.
3. He is considered as the greatest player of all time by many past and present tennis players and coaches.
4. After winning his first-ever Wimbledon title, he was gifted a milking cow, which he named ‘Juliette’.
5. His tennis idols are Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg.
6. In 2003, he launched his very own fragrance named ‘RF- Roger Federer’.
7. He is the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title.
8. He and his wife Mirka Vavrinec have twin girls – Myla Rose and Charlene Riva (23 July 2009) and twin boys - Leo and Lennart (May 6 2014).
9. Roger Federer is good friends with golf star Tiger Woods.
10. His favourite vacation spots are Maldives, Dubai and Swiss mountains.
11. He plays the piano.
12. His loss to Novak Djokovic in 2015 Wimbledon marks three years without a Grand Slam title – his longest winless streak.
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