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Roger Federer

Roger Federer
Personal information
NameRoger Federer
CountrySwitzerland
ResidenceBottmingen, Switzerland
Height1.85 m
Turned pro1998
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize moneyUS$63,657,721
Singles
Career record792 186 (80.98%)
Career titles67
Highest rankingNo. 1 (2 February 2004)
Current rankingNo. 4 (17 October 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
French OpenW (2009)
WimbledonW (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
US OpenW (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Major tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010)
Olympic Games4th place (losing bronze-finalist) ( )
Doubles
Career record119 76 (61%)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 24 (9 June 2003)
Current rankingNo. 133 (15 August 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2003)
French Open1R (2000)
WimbledonQF (2000)
US Open3R (2002)
Major doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesGold Medal ( )

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Roger Federer (-deˈfeːdəʁɐ) (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP no. 1 position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall. As of 17 October 2011, he is ranked world no. 4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won a men's record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts). He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times. Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 23 career Grand Slam finals, of which 10 were consecutive appearances, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals over the four and a half years from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open, the lone exception being the 2008 Australian Open. He holds the record of reaching the semifinals or better of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments over five and a half years from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2011 US Open, he reached a record 30th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Federer has won a record five ATP World Tour Finals (shared with Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras) and 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments (tied second all-time). He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. He spent eight years (2003 2010) continuously in the top 2 in the year-end rankings. His rivalry with Rafael Nadal is considered one of the greatest of all time in the sport. In 2011, he was voted the second most trusted and respected human in the world, second only to Nelson Mandela.

As a result of Federer's successes in tennis, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years (2005 2008). He is often referred to as the Federer Express or abbreviated to Fed Express, or FedEx, the Swiss Maestro, or simply Maestro. In 2011, Federer was ranked no. 25 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 List.


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