FEDERATED. As the tennis world followed the clash between Djokovic and Nadal, some wondered what happened to the other living legend, Roger Federer.
Absent from Roland-Garros this year after his retirement last year after his victory over Dominik Köpfer, is the Swiss retired? The answer is no, but almost. Injured and recovering for several months after two knee surgeries, the former world number one is currently preparing to return to competition, not for Wimbledon in late June, but for the Basel tournament next October. .
“I would love to be able to play at Roland Garros right now or at any other tournament, but it will take time. Unfortunately, I felt that my knee was not going well for the last two years, but I will go very well,” said the other legend. live tennis, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Biography of Roger Federer. Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. The son of a Swiss father, Robert, and a South African mother of French and Dutch descent, Lynette, Roger grew up in Munich, German-speaking Switzerland, not far from Basel and the German borders. french. He started playing tennis at the age of eight when he joined the TC Old Bys club in Basel, where he met Marco Chiudinelli, another Swiss professional player. If the Swiss takes a long time to decide between the yellow ball and football, he will finally go to tennis where he manages to become the national champion in the junior categories.
In 1995, Roger Federer joined the Swiss National Tennis Center where his beginnings were difficult. Far from his relatives, he must also learn French. The “Maestro” continued to progress and develop his game during his “junior” period where he finished world number one in 1998 after winning Wimbledon in men’s singles and doubles. He finished the year winning the Orange Bowl ahead of Guillermo Coria. The same year he decides to take the next step and go to the pros where he will win many trophies and build a legendary status.
Over the years, Roger Federer has been able to reinvent his game, as the best athletes can do. He surrounded himself with Stefan Edberg between 2014 and 2015 in order to develop his volleys, his uploads to the network and thus further dominate the exchanges. A fruitful association for the Swiss whose technique can no longer be demonstrated on the world circuit.
What is Roger Federer’s record?
Since the beginning of his career, Roger Federer has won 103 ATP titles, including 20 Grand Slam trophies (six Australian Open, one Roland-Garros, eight Wimbledon and five US Open). Six Masters wins at the end of the season, twenty-eight Masters 1000, a gold medal at the Olympics in doubles with Stan Wawrinka in Beijing in 2008, a silver medal in singles at the London Olympics in 2012 and The 2014 Davis Cup is added to your list. Since the beginning of his career, Roger Federer has played 1526 games for a total of 1251 victories for 275 defeats.
What is Roger Federer’s classification?
World No. 3 for 310 weeks during his career, Roger Federer is one of five players to have finished at least five seasons in the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings (with Rafael Nadal, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras and Novak Djokovic). The first time the “Maestro” took first place was on February 2, 2004, and the last time was on June 18, 2018. The Basel native holds the record for the largest difference between the first and last week instead of the world number. 1:14 years and 4 months.
For the first time since April 2001, Roger Federer is no longer the number 1 Swiss. It was Henri Laaksonen who put an end to the twenty-one year reign of the “master.”
What is Roger Federer’s fortune?
Thanks in particular to the earnings of the 103 titles he has won, Roger Federer has amassed more than $ 130 million ($ 130,594,339 million) in prizes since the start of his career in 1998. In 2021, the Swiss became the first billionaire tennis player after being the highest paid tennis player of the year for the 16th consecutive season.
Who is Mirka, Roger Federer’s wife?
Since April 11, 2009, Roger Federer has been married to Miroslava “Mirka” Vavrinec, a Swiss extennist of Slovak descent. They met during the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In addition to being his girlfriend, Mirka manages Roger Federer’s career.
Together, they had twins on July 24, 2009: Charlene Riva and Myla Rose Federer, but also twins on May 6, 2014, Leo and Lenny.
Despite his success in tennis, Roger Federer has always been able to manage his notoriety in front of his children: “For a long time my children had no idea of my successes. His friends discovered that his father was number 1 in the world. They were impressed and surprised. We’ve never made success a big issue at home. “
Roger Federer and his foundation.
It’s no secret that Roger Federer has always been involved in various humanitarian actions, especially those in favor of children. In 2003, he even created the Roger Federer Foundation, which helps disadvantaged people around the world. Its foundation, which promotes sport, supports projects in South Africa, Mali and Ethiopia in particular. UNICEF International Ambassador Roger Federer never hesitates to make donations to support the world’s people during natural and health disasters.
On March 18, 2022, the Swiss announced on his social media that he would donate $ 500,000 to help Ukrainian children: “My family and I are horrified to see the photos of Ukraine and we are heartbroken by the innocent people who have been so terribly affected. About 6 million Ukrainian children currently do not go to school and we know that it is a very critical time to offer them access to education and we would like to help them cope with this traumatic experience. Through the Roger Federer Foundation, we will support War Child Holland with a $ 500,000 donation to promote access to education for Ukrainian children. “