Top players from SwitzerlandRoger Federer (#2)Stanislas Wawrinka (#18)Patty Schnyder (#40)Timea Bacsinszky (#186)Stephane Bohli (#433)
Country: Switzerland |
Birthdate: August 08, 1981
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)|
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Turned Pro: 1998
Current ATP Singles Rank: 2|
Current ATP Singles Points: 9,535
Current ATP Doubles Rank: 1279|
Current ATP Doubles Points: 10
Tennis Equipment: Wilson KFactor KSix-One Tour 90 tennis rackets, Wilson Natural Gut 16 gauge for his main strings, Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L gauge (polyester) for his cross strings
Sponsors: Credit Suisse (till 2019)
Roger Federer quotes
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is ranked world number 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), having previously held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks. He is considered the greatest tennis player of all time by many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players.
Federer has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player. He is one of six male players to have captured the career Grand Slam. He also appeared in 21 career Grand Slam finals, and as of September 2009, has reached the semi-finals or better of the last 22 Grand Slam tournaments, a streak that spans over five years. Federer also holds the record of reaching 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals and has appeared in 17 of the last 18. As a result of his successes in tennis, Federer was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four consecutive years (2005-2008).
Roger Federer opted to play the Australian Open grand slam directly without any warm up tournaments. He reached the semifinal where he lost to Andy Murray in five sets. He is play his second tournament of the season at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 2013.
After a successful end in the 2011, Roger Federer began the 2012 season by playing at the ExxomMobil Qatar Open. He withdrew from the tournament with a back injury in the semifinal. In the first grand slam of the season at the Australian Open 2012, Federer was seeded No. 3. He beat Alexander Kudryavtsev, Ivo Karlovic, Bernanrd Tomic and Juan Martin del Potro to advance to the semifinal. Federer lost to Nadal in four sets in the semifinal. Federer later went on to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and BNP Paribas Open titles. Winning the Indian Wells Masters title, Federer equalled the record held by Nadal to win the most number (19) of ATP World Tour 1000 Masters title.
Roger Federer was seeded No. 1 at the French Open 2010 and he was the defending champion. Federer beat Peter Luczak, Alejandro Falla, Julian Reister and Stanislas Wawrinka on his way to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, Federer played last year finalist Robin Soderling and lost in four sets 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 4-6. This is the first time that Federer has failed to reach the semifinals at a Grand Slam tournament since French Open 2003.
Roger Federer was seeded No. 1 in the Gerry Weber Open 2010, which is considered a warm-up tournament to Wimbledon. Federer is a five time champion at Halle. Federer defeated Jarkko Nieminen, Alejandro Falla, Philipp Kohlschreiber on his way to the semifinals. In the semifinal, Federer beat Philipp Petzscher 7-6(3), 6-4 to reach the final where he played former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt. Reaching the final without dropping a set, his form on Grass (76-1 since 2003), and his record against Lleyton Hewitt, Federer was considered the favorite to win the final. He won the first set 6-3, but Hewitt rallied to upset Federer 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4.
Roger Federer was seeded No. 1 at the Wimbledon 2010 grand slam. Though, he slipped to No. 2 in ATP rankings before the tournament, Federer was seeded No. 1 in the tournament as he was the defending champion and has won the tournament six times. Federer's first round opponent was Alejandro Falla from Colombia. Federer has a 4-0 head to head record against Falla going into the match and he was the favorite by a big margin. Roger Federer lost the first two sets and was down 0-40 on his serve in the third set. Just when everyone thought the biggest upset of the tournament is in the making, Federer quickly turned the match around and rallied to win the next three sets to win his first round match 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0. Federer defeated Ilija Bozoljac, Arnaud Clement and Jurgen Melzer to reach the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinal, Federer lost to No. 12 seed Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6.
With Quarterfinal exits in both French Open and at the Wimbledon, Roger Federer dropped to No. 3 in the ATP Rankings.
Roger Federer founded the Roger Federer foundation which works in South Africa. The foundation serves in South Africa as Federer's mother Lynette is a native South African.
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Partial list of titles won by Roger Federer
|2012||Indian Wells Masters, Dubai Tennis Championships, Rotterdam Open|
|2009||French Open, Wimbledon, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters|
|2008||US Open, Gerry Weber Open|
|2007||Wimbledon, US Open, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, Dubai Tennis Championships|
|2006||US Open, Qatar Open, Indian Wells Masters, Wimbledon, Miami Masters, Gerry Weber Open|
|2005||Dubai Tennis Championships, Miami Masters, Rotterdam Open, Indian Wells Masters, Qatar Open, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, Gerry Weber Open, US Open, Wimbledon, Gerry Weber Open (doubles, partnering Yves Allegro)|
|2004||Gerry Weber Open, Wimbledon, Indian Wells Masters, US Open, Dubai Tennis Championships|
|2003||Wimbledon, Gerry Weber Open, Dubai Tennis Championships, Open 13, Miami Masters (doubles, partnering Max Mirnyi)|
|2002||Rotterdam Open (doubles, partnering Max Mirnyi)|
|2001||Rotterdam Open (doubles, partnering Jonas Bjorkman)|
Partial list of tournaments where Roger Federer is the finalist.
|2011||Dubai Tennis Championships, Indian Wells Masters (doubles, partnering Stanislas Wawrinka)|
|2008||French Open, Wimbledon, Masters Series Monte-Carlo|
|2007||French Open, Masters Series Monte-Carlo|
|2006||Masters Series Monte-Carlo, French Open, Dubai Tennis Championships|
|2003||Rotterdam Open (doubles, partnering Max Mirnyi)|
|2002||Miami Masters, Indian Wells Masters (doubles, partnering Max Mirnyi)|
|Year||Grand Slam tournament||Surface||Opponent in Final||Score in final|
|2003||Wimbledon||Grass||Mark Philippoussis||7-6(5), 6-2, 7-6(3)|
|2004||Australian Open||Hard||Marat Safin||7-6(3), 6-4, 6-2|
|2004||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||Andy Roddick||4-6, 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-4|
|2004||US Open||Hard||Lleyton Hewitt||6-0, 7-6(3), 6-0|
|2005||Wimbledon (3)||Grass||Andy Roddick||6-2, 7-6(2), 6-4|
|2005||US Open (2)||Hard||Andre Agassi||6-3, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-1|
|2006||Australian Open (2)||Hard||Marcos Baghdatis||5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2|
|2006||Wimbledon (4)||Grass||Rafael Nadal||6-0, 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 6-3|
|2006||US Open (3)||Hard||Andy Roddick||6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|2007||Australian Open (3)||Hard||Fernando Gonzalez||7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4|
|2007||Wimbledon (5)||Grass||Rafael Nadal||7-6(7), 4-6, 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-2|
|2007||US Open (4)||Hard||Novak Djokovic||7-6(4), 7-6(2), 6-4|
|2008||US Open (5)||Hard||Andy Murray||6-2, 7-5, 6-2|
|2009||French Open||Clay||Robin Soderling||6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4|
|2009||Wimbledon (6)||Grass||Andy Roddick||5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(5), 3-6, 16-14|
|2010||Australian Open (4)||Hard||Andy Murray||6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11)|
|Year||Grand Slam tournament||Surface||Opponent in Final||Score in final|
|2006||French Open||Clay||Rafael Nadal||1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(4)|
|2007||French Open (2)||Clay||Rafael Nadal||6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|2008||French Open (3)||Clay||Rafael Nadal||6-1, 6-3, 6-0|
|2008||Wimbledon||Grass||Rafael Nadal||6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-7(8), 9-7|
|2009||Australian Open||Hard||Rafael Nadal||7-5, 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-2|
|2009||US Open||Hard||Juan Martin del Potro||3-6, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2|