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Interesting facts about Tennis legend Roger Federer

Roger Federer well known for his techniques, natural ability, cool and composed temperament. Read some interesting facts about tennis legend

Last updated: 11.12.2017
Roger Federer in an interview with a TV Channel | Sports Social Blog

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Roger Federer is truly a Swiss ace. This 6-foot 1-inch genius has the most impressive stats you’ll ever find in an athlete.

Blossoming his tennis skills at the age of 8, he’s well known for his techniques, natural ability, cool and composed temperament. Let us explore some interesting facts about this Tennis legend:


  1. Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981, in Basel, Switzerland. His father, Robert Federer, is Swiss, and his mother, Lynette Federer, is a South African.

  1. In his early years, he gained interest in sports. He was more inclined towards tennis but also played badminton, cricket, football, and basketball.

  1. Until the age of 14, Federer was a vegan. But, later he found interest in non-veg food and now eats whatever fills his stomach.

  1. In 2009, Federer got married to Mirka Vavrinec, a former WTA player. He’s a proud father of 2 twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene and of 2 twin boys Leo and Lennart.

Roger Federer with his wife Mirka Vavrinec

  1. Being a benevolent and graceful personality, he established ‘Roger Federer Foundation’ in 2003, which provides relief operations such as food, shelter and other basic necessities. He is also a brand ambassador for UNICEF.

  1. With the total net wealth of around $320 million, he is counted amongst the richest sports personalities ever. He possesses luxurious houses and villas in Dubai, Swiss village of Valbella, and in Wollerau, south of Zurich.

  1. He loves swimming and by all accounts is pretty much a family man, preferring to spend his free time with his wife and children.

Related to his Tennis Career:

  1. Roger Federer has never retired from a match.

  1. In 1998, he won the Junior Wimbledon, where he won both the boys’ and singles final. Later that year, he lost the US Open Junior final to David Nalbandian. He won 4 ITF junior singles tournaments in his career.

Young Federer

  1. In 2001, Wimbledon, he erupted as a sensation by knocking out the great Pete Sampras in the 4th round.

  1. In 2006, Federer won 12 singles titles with an impressive match record of 92–5. Federer reached 16 of the 17 finals during this season.

  1. By winning Australian Open 2017, Federer’s career prize money earnings clicked over the $100 million mark; his total currently stands at $100.84 million.

  1. No male player has been ranked No.1 for as long as Federer; the Swiss has spent a cumulative total of 302 weeks at the summit.

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