One of the best tennis players ever, Roger Federer set up records with 17 Grand Slam singles titles and 302 weeks at the top of world rankings. Born on August 8, 1981 in Switzerland. Roger was into sports from his early age. At the age of 11, Roger was among the best junior tennis players of his country. When he was 12, he chose to stop different other games and concentrated his all efforts on tennis. By the age of 14, Federer was totally drenched in the game, playing two or three competition each month. To flawless his skills, Roger used to follow his heroes, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. Federer turned into Switzerland’s national junior champion. Just before turning pro, Federer won the Orange Bowl and junior Wimbledon. Federer was perceived as the ITF World Junior Tennis champion of the year.
Federer started his professional tennis career in 1998. At Wimbledon in 2001, Roger drummed up some excitement by thumping out singles champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round and his triumph at Wimbledon in 2003 made him the first Swiss to win the Grand Slam singles title. At the start of 2004, Federer was ranked No. 2 in the world. In the same year, Federer won Australian Open, U.S open and ATP Masters. At the beginning of 2005, Federer was at the top being ranked No.1 in the world. He stayed No.1 in the world from 2004 to 2008. An epitome of his athleticism, Federer shined as Laureus World Sportsman of the Year from 2005-08.
Taking up his fifth U.S Open win, Federer beat Andy Murray, a Scottish player, in 2008. Nonetheless, that year turned out to be a troublesome time in Federer’s career. Roger lost to his equal Rafael Nadal at both the French Open and Wimbledon, and lost to another youthful star, Novak Djokovic, at the 2008 Australian Open. The 2009 season was a huge one for the Swiss star. Roger got the better of Robin Soderling winning the French Open. He beat Andy Roddick in an epic Wimbledon. Roger kept on making his mark till the year 2012, when he again rose to the No.1 position. After that Roger didn’t performed that well like he used to. Roger defeated by Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round who was ranked 116th at that time. He made it to the finals of many championships after, but couldn’t win. In 2016, because of the back injury, Roger was compelled to push back from the French Open.