Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis professional player who is considered as one of the greatest of all time in tennis. He has won lots of major titles and achieved several records and milestones in his tennis career. Let’s have a look at some interesting and funny facts about Roger Federer.
Birth Name: Roger Federer
Birth Date: 8 August, 1981
Birth Place: Basel, Switzerland
Father: Robert Federer
Mother: Lynette Federer
Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Spouse: Mirka Vavrinec(Federer)
Official Website: www.rogerfederer.com
Roger Federer Facts and Trivia
1.) Roger Federer turned into professional tennis player in 1998.
2.) Federer is the only men’s tennis professional player who won US Open on 5 occasions successively.
3.) Roger Federer holds the record of being world no. 1 player for consecutive 237 weeks. He has attained ATP number one ranking for 302 weeks.
4.) Federer became first tennis player to play all Grand Slam finals at least five times.
5.) Swiss star played Wimbledon final 10 times.
6.) Roger Federer was gifted a milking cow when he won his first ever Wimbledon Grand Slam title. Federer named the cow as “Juliette”.
7.) He is the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam Singles title in the tennis history.
8.) Roger Federer was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for successive four years from 2005 to 2008.
9.) Federer holds both Switzerland and South African citizenship.
10.) He speaks 4 languages fluently. Federer speaks Swiss German, Standard German, English and French.
11.) Roger Federer wanted to be a part of Switzerland military just like all Swiss male citizens. But due to long-standing back problem, he was announced unfit in 2003.
12.) He loves to swim and drive cars fast. His favorite car brand is Mercedes.
13.) He used to play basketball and badminton in his early age to improve his hand-eye coordination.
14.) On 11 April 2009, Roger married to former WTA player Mirka Vavrinec who used to play for Switzerland and got retirement in 2002 due to foot injury.
15.) Federer and Vavrinec met each other first time in 2000 Sydney Olympics.
16.) Federer family has got 2 sets of twin girls and boys. Twin daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva born in 2009 whereas twin sons Leo and Lenny born in 2014.
17.) In 2003, Federer opened the Roger Federer Foundation to help disadvantage children.
18.) Federer auctioned his racquet to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The racquet was that he used to win US Open championship 2005.
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19.) In 2006, UNICEF appointed him Goodwill Ambassador.
20.) In 2004, Roger Federer won three Grand Slam Singles titles for the first time. He won Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open that year and if he succeeded to win French Open in 2004 he could have completed career grand slam year.
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21.) He has been regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time by several coaches, pandits, past and present players.
22.) Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam Singles titles which is record in men’s singles history. He’s won 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 8 Wimbledon and 5 US Open Grand Slam Singles titles.
|Grand Slam||Winning Year|
|Australian Open||2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018|
|Wimbledon||2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017|
|US Open||2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
23.) Federer won Gold Medal in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
24.) He is the first tennis player who reached to 10 successive Grand Slam singles finals. Federer played a total of 26 Grand Slam finals till now.
25.) Former American star Jimmy Connors praised Federer by saying, “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist… or you’re Roger Federer.”
26.) Federer supports Swiss National Football Team and F.C. Basel.
27.) Roger Federer became first living person of Swiss origin to feature on a Swiss Stamp in 2007. The Federer Swiss Stamp consist Roger lifting Wimbledon trophy.
28.) Till the age of 14, he was pure vegetarian.
29.) Federer wears 12-number shoe pair.
30.) Roger Federer’s favorite number is 8 and he is not superstitious.
31.) Federer loves to spend his vacations in Dubai, Maldives and Swiss mountains.
32.) He considers Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg as his all-time favorite players and idols.
33.) He enjoy playing video games.
34.) Roger Federer became first tennis player to earn 8$ million in a single year.