Regarded by many as the best ever men's tennis player, Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles—the most in history for a male player—and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He re-entered the top ten following his victory at the 2017 Australian Open
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland. His father, Robert Federer, is a Swiss-German from Berneck in the Canton of St. Gallen, and his mother, Lynette Federer (nee Durand), is an Afrikaner from Kempton Park, Gauteng, in South Africa. Federer has one sibling, his older sister, Diana, who is the mother of a set of twins. Since his mother is South African, he holds both Swiss and South African citizenship
Federer is married to former Women's Tennis Association player Miroslava Federer (nee Vavrinec), whom he met while they were both competing for Switzerland at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Usually called Mirka, she retired from the tour in 2002 because of a foot injury. They were married at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen near Basel on 11 April 2009, surrounded by a small group of close friends and family. In 2009, Mirka gave birth to identical twin girls. The Federers had another pair of identical twins in 2014, this time boys
Roger Federer posted this fun picture, where he is seen enjoying the wind in his hair during a train ride. Roger Federer was appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in April 2006 and has appeared in UNICEF public messages to raise public awareness of AIDS.
Roger Federer looks terrified of falling into the ditch behind him. He is known for nailing the selfie game in his social media posts. Apart from selfies Federer's all-court game and versatile style of play involve exceptional footwork and shot-making. Effective both as a base-liner and a volleyer, his apparent effortlessness and efficient movement on the court have made Federer highly popular among his fans
Roger Federer always bring out the kid in himself, when he spends time with children. In this picture, he is amusing a small child with funny faces using a banana. In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Federer arranged a collaboration with fellow top tennis players for a special charity event during the 2010 Australian Open called 'Hit for Haiti', in which proceeds went to Haiti earthquake victims
In this post, Roger Federer looks ready to dive into this giant-sized naan! Federer arranged an exhibition involving several top players from the ATP and WTA tour called Rally for Relief. The proceeds went to the victims of the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. In December 2006, he visited Tamil Nadu, one of the areas in India most affected by the tsunami
Roger Federer can be a good teacher, don’t you think? The 2006 season was statistically the best season of Federer's career. In 2006, Federer won three Grand Slam singles titles and reached the final of the other, with the only loss coming against Nadal in the French Open.
Roger Federer to join the Marvel series? If he is to join the series, what do you think he will be called? This picture has Federer posing along with comic fans
Nothing can beat Roger Federer selfies, but is this better than the quokka selfie?. Federer captioned, “Does this beat my quokka selfie?! #hopmancup #supporttheswiss #backto2001”
Roger Federer is not just talented with the tennis racket in hand, he can do magic with the paint brush too! He captioned, “Building some team chemistry”
The league of extraordinary gentleman! Roger Federer with Rod Laver, Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, John McEnroe and Denis Shopalov on top of a New York skyscraper
Two men regarded as the best ever at their craft, one in Tennis, the other in Technology. Roger Federer welcomed Bill Gates to Instagram with this post. He captioned, “Welcome to Instagram @thisisbillgates! Always fun to be with you on the court. Looking forward to playing with you again soon”
The multi-talented Roger Federer trying his hands at DJing. Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, a joint-record six Australian Open titles, a record five consecutive US Open titles, and one French Open title. He is one of eight men to have achieved a career Grand Slam. Federer has reached a record 30 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open. Federer has also won a record six ATP Finals, 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, and a record 20 ATP World Tour 500 titles
Roger Federer, Tommy Haas, Grigor Dimitrov and David foster try forming a new music band called the Back-hand Boys, that is until Novak Djokovic arrives to spoil the party. Federer captioned, “No seriously, we're actually starting a boyband: The one handed #BackhandBoys. We're recruiting! @grigordimitrov @tommyhaasofficia l@officialdfoster @djokernole”
Tennis Icon vs Wild! Roger Federer learns the ropes of how to survive in the wild, atop snowy mountains with adventurist Bear Grylls. Like all male Swiss citizens, Federer was subject to compulsory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces atop snowy peaks. However, in 2003 he was ruled "unsuitable" and was subsequently not required to fulfill his military obligation. Instead, he served in the civil protection force and was required to pay 3 per cent of his taxable income as an alternative
Roger Federer enjoying the sights and sounds of his beautiful country, Switzerland. In 2003, he established the Roger Federer Foundation to help disadvantaged children and to promote their access to education and sports. Since May 2004, citing his close ties with South Africa, including that this was where his mother had been raised, he began supporting the South Africa-Swiss charity IMBEWU, which helps children better connect to sports
In this picture 6-foot, 1-inch Roger Federer dwarfed by 7-foot plus NBA star Yao Ming. Federer received an honorary doctorate awarded to him by his home university, the University of Basel. He received the title in recognition for his role in increasing the international reputation of Basel and Switzerland, and also his engagement for children in Africa through his charitable foundation
Roger Federer getting goofy with a teddy bear. He grew up in Birsfelden, Riehen, and then Münchenstein, close to the French and German borders, and he speaks Swiss German, Standard German, English and French fluently, as well as functional Italian and Swedish; Swiss German is his native language. Federer served as a ball boy at his hometown Basel tournament, the Swiss Indoors, in 1992 and 1993
Roger Federer can afford the best cars in the world, then why is he trying to fit himself in a car a size too small for him? He captioned, “Racing my way from Dubai to India for @iptl :P”
Two icons of tennis together in one picture, in Delhi! Roger Federer broke Pete Sampras’ record of 14 grand slams for a player a while ago, and now stands at 20 grand slams
Roger Federer in a mouse trap! Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse with the Swiss tennis ace. He has received the tour Sportsmanship Award 13 times and been named the ATP Player of the Year and ITF World Champion five times. He has won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times, including four consecutive awards from 2005 to 2008 and the most recent one in 2018. He is also the only individual to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.
The Quokka selfie! Perhaps Roger Federer’s most famous selfie. Can’t make out who is happier being a part of this selfie, Roger Federer or the quokka.
Tennis ace Roger Federer, who turns 38 today, is far from done on the court. We reveal the goofy side of the Swiss tennis icon through off-the-court pictures which he shared on social media (All pictures courtesy/ Roger Federer Instagram)
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