The courting glory

Aug 08, 2013, 00:17 IST | The Centrestage Team

The handsome tennis player celebrates his birthday today

Here is some trivia about him:

Roger Federer

>>  Roger considers players like Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker as his idols. As a kid, he perfected his technique by imitating them.

>> His father Robert is a Swiss national and his mother Lynette Durand was born in South Africa. This means Roger holds both Swiss and South African citizenship.

>> In 2003, he established the Roger Federer Foundation, which provides grants for education and sports-related projects.

>> Known to be unemotional on court, Roger broke down when he recieved the 2006 Australian Open Cup from his idol Rod Laver.

>>  He is married to ex- tennis pro Miroslava.  

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