Swiss tennis player Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, This tennis player generally considered the best tennis player of all time. During a distinguished career, he has won 20 Grand Slam titles and reached the final of all major Grand Slam tournaments at least five times. From 2004 to 2008, he was world number one for 237 consecutive weeks. He has won the Stefan Edberg Award for sportsmanship (chosen by the players) thirteen times. He also supports several charities and is UNICEF’s ambassador.
Federer was born in 1981 in Basel. He has played football, badminton, and basketball and is a fan of cricket. Although he has practiced several sports, he was trained at Adolf Kacovsky at the age of ten. Kacovsky recalls that Federer had an extraordinary natural talent. “He seemed born with a bat in his hand.” But still, when young Federer said he wanted to be the best player in the world, people laughed (including himself). , The unlimited talent of Federer, was active on the ground, says a little “eccentric”. However, Peter Carter, an Australian coach, spent a lot of time telling Federer how much energy he was losing energy. As a teenager, Federer learned to control his temperament. He is considered today as one of the most silent players.
In 1998, at age 17, he won the Wimbledon Children’s Tournament. This year also reached the final of the US Open. Federer, who has participated in the Senior ATP Tour, has made steady progress. He made his first final at the Marseille Open in 2001 and won his first title in 2001 at the indoor tournament in Milan. In 2001, he also made himself known to the general public by beating the four-time champion Pete Sampras and reaching the quarter-finals.
In 2002, his dear junior coach Peter Carter died (in a car accident in Africa). Federer said his death was very traumatic, but it was a motivation to remember his advice and implement it to become a better player, but also a better and calmer person after his defeat. In 2003, Federer confirmed his promising talent by winning his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. The year ended as a non-world. 2 – right behind Andy Roddick. The following year, Federer began to dominate the men’s game for a long time more than anyone else. He has won three Grand Slam titles (the first since Mats Wilander in 1988). As expected, he finished this year dominant as the world’s number one. A position that must be maintained for the next four years.
The Wimbledon final in 2007 was an epic moment in his career. Federer beat his former rival, R. Nadal, in an exciting final in five sets and won five consecutive titles at Wimbledon. In 2011, Federer had a relatively weak year he was able to win for the first time in several years, without the Grand Slam. Federer had to face stiffer competition from Rafa Nadal and an improvement from N Djokovic, Andy Murray. In 2012, he resumed training at Wimbledon and won his seventh title on grass. He also won a silver medal at the Olympics (defeat against Andy Murray) and a gold medal in doubles.
In recent years, milestones have slowed in Federer’s career, but he remains one of the great tennis players of the day, although he also has human limitations. Federer has also shown great versatility and endurance over the course of his more than a ten-year career. Jimmy Connors has recognized the versatility and ability of Federer to play on any surface.