Roger Federer is destined to be remembered as one of the greatest tennis players. The following are some interesting things about the tennis champion.
Rodger Federer has owned 103 association of tennis professionals titles.
He has won 103 ATP titles; the tennis star played against Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic during his career.
He won his first title at the age of 17 years.
Federer’s first accomplishment came at Wimbledon in 1998, when he beat Irakli Labadze in the boys’ singles final. He teamed up with Oliver Rochus to defeat Michael Lordra and Andy Ram in the boys’ final.
In 2003 Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam.
Federer was the first singles player to win a Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2003, defeating Mark Philippoussis in the final. If he reached the Montreal final, he would have taken over the number-one spot in the world.
Federer made his Olympic debut in Sydney in 2000.
He competed in the singles competition there. In the semi-final stage, he lost to Tommy Haas, and in the bronze medal match, he lost to Arnaud Di Pasquale.
His biggest Rival has been Rafael Nadal.
Their rivalry dates back to 2004, and both men are heavily influenced by it, including nine Grand Slam finals; most of their matches have occurred in tournament finals.
Five times he has been named ATP player of the year.
Federer has won the ATP player of the year five times and the ITF World Championship 5 times.
The Tennis star supports charity.
Roger Federer established a foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged children and promote sports and education. He organized an exhibition in 2005 at the Pacific life open in Indian Wells titled rally for relief, raising funds for Tsunami victims.
The Swiss postal stamp feature Roger Federer.
Switzerland released a special edition stamp for Federer in 2007, and his stamp was the first to feature a living Swiss person. Later, in 2010, he was awarded a special edition stamp by Australia’ service.
Roger Federer has dual citizenship.
Roger Federer was born in Switzerland in 1981. His father is from Switzerland, and his mother is from South Africa. Federer obtained citizenship in Switzerland and South Africa due to his parents’ citizenship.