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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is presently ranked No. 3 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (November 2018). He is considered the greatest athlete of his generation.
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Key Facts & Information
- Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland on August 8, 1981 to Robert and Lynette Federer.
- Roger has one older sibling, a sister named Diana.
- In 1992 and 1993, Roger Federer became a ball boy at the Basel tournament, the Swiss Indoors.
- Roger Federer holds two citizenships: Swiss and South African.
- Roger Federer speaks Swiss German, Standard German, English, French, Italian, and Swedish.
- As a junior player in Wimbledon 1998, Roger Federer won both the boys’ singles and doubles.
- Roger Federer won four ITF junior singles tournaments which included the reputable Orange Bowl.
- Roger Federer was named the ITF Junior World Champion in 1998.
- In 2002, Roger Federer was ranked number 6 in the world.
- Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2003.
- In 2004, Roger Federer bagged three Grand Slam singles titles for the first time in his career. He became the first person to do so since Mats Wilander in 1988.
- In 2004, Roger Federer’s 11 singles titles were the most any player had won in two decades. He ended the year ranked at number 1 for the first time.
- In 2006, Roger Federer won his hometown tournament, the Swiss Indoors in Basel, Switzerland for the first time.
- In 2008, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won the gold medal in doubles at the Olympic Games.
- Roger Federer ended 2009 ranked number 1 for the fifth time in his career.
- In 2012, Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon championship tying Pete Sampras’ Open Era record.
- In 2015, Roger Federer became the third man in the Open Era to have 1,000 or more wins. He also won his hometown tournament for the seventh time in 2015.
- After injuries in 2016, Roger Federer won his 25th Masters title at Indian Wells in March 2017.
- At 36 years and 195 days of age, Roger Federer became the oldest ATP world number 1 by more than three years.
- Many players and analysts deemed Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.
- In 2018, Roger Federer played at the Australian Open again to defend his 2017 title and won his 20th Grand Slam tournament.
- Roger Federer has won eight Wimbledon titles, a joint-record of six Australian Open titles, five consecutive US Open titles, and one French Open title.
- Roger Federer is one of eight men to have achieved a career Grand Slam. He has made a record of 30 men’s singles Grand Slam finals, with 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships.
- Roger Federer has also won six ATP Finals, 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, and 21 ATP World Tour 500 titles.
- Roger Federer married former Women’s Tennis Association player Miroslava Federer, who is nicknamed Mirka, at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen near Basel on April 11, 2009.
- In 2009, Mirka gave birth to twin girls: Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. In 2014, she gave birth to twin boys: Lenny and Leo.
Press Features and Advocacies
- In 2003, Roger Federer founded the Roger Federer Foundation to help underprivileged children allowing them to have access to education and sports.
- Since May 2004, Roger Federer supported the South Africa-Swiss charity IMBEWU which helps children connect to sport, social, and health awareness.
- In 2005, Roger Federer auctioned his racquet from his US Open championship to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
- At the 2005 Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Federer arranged 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 April 2006, Roger Federer was chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF and took part in raising public awareness for AIDS.
- During the 2010 Australian Open, Roger Federer collaborated with fellow tennis players on a charity event called Hit for Haiti. The proceeds went to Haiti earthquake victims.
- In January 2011, Roger Federer took part in Rally for Relief to raise money for the victims of the Queensland floods.
- In 2014, the “Match for Africa 2” between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka was able to raise £850,000 for education projects in Southern Africa.
- On November 24, 2017, Roger Federer was awarded an honorary doctorate by his home university, the University of Basel, to recognize his role in raising the international standing of Basel and Switzerland as well as his charitable foundation for children in Africa.
- Roger Federer has been chosen by his peers to receive the Sportsmanship Award thirteen times and chosen by tennis fans to receive the ATP Fans’ Favorite award for fifteen consecutive years.
- Roger Federer aided in leading a revival in tennis which is known as the Golden Age.
Roger Federer Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Roger Federer across 25 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Roger Federer worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Roger Federer who is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is presently ranked No. 3 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered the greatest athlete of his generation.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Roger Federer Facts
- Personal Life
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- Winning Timeline
- Tennis Champion
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