ROGER FEDERER: THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME

 

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Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time. Is this statement correct? Federer himself don’t agree. In a recent interview, Roger referred American superstar Serena Williams as the greatest tennis player ever. Ok, so let’s put it in another way. Roger Federer is the greatest male tennis player of all time.

Federer is a 20 time Grand Slam winner, a record that is very unlikely to be achieved by any other tennis players. Rafael Nadal, his biggest rival and Roland Garros king holds 17 Majors.

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Roger Federer is not only the GOAT. Federer has an unparalleled charisma and influence, which made him become a global personality. The TIME magazine featured Roger Federer in its 2018 edition of the “100 Most Influential People list”, and Microsoft’s founder and philanthropist Bill Gates wrote a few paragraphs about his good friend Federer.

Federer is not only a lifetime tennis ambassador. He is a global example of perseverance, focus, ethical behavior and sportsmanship that surpasses tennis to reach sports fans from all places and ages.

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ROGER FEDERER NET WORTH

Roger Federer Net Worth is comprised by two main drives: the money he got from his outstanding triumphs playing a successful tennis, and the money he received by preforming marketing initiatives for global brands.

Federer received a total prize money of $116 million dollars (as of June 2018) from ATP and ITF tournaments. However, the majority of Federer’s wealth comes from marketing (comprising endorsement, exhibitions and sponsors). Estimates for Roger Federer’s net worth range from $400 up to $550 million. Since details for most of his marketing deals are undisclosed, it is hard to indicate a precise number. Furthermore, Roger has been making money for a long time, thus allowing him the opportunity to increasing his wealth through investments.

 

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ROGER FEDERER TITLES

Roger Federer holds 98 singles titles. Yes, that may sound a bit crazy… but it is brutally true. Besides his 20 Grand Slam trophies, Roger took home 27 Masters1000, 6 ATP finals and a Davis Cup playing alongside with Swiss friend Stan Wawrinka. Federer also captured a “career Grand Slam”, an outstanding achievement reached by only 8 men in tennis history.

Wimbledon is definitely Federer’s favorite tournament. He has triumphed in London for 8 times, including 5 straight titles between 2003 and 2007. He has conquered the Australian Open trophy for 6 times and the US Open in 5 occasions. Roger has reached the French Open finals in 5 occasions, eventually taking the title in 2009. In total Roger participated in 30 Grand Slam finals.

Federer also holds an Olympic Gold medal. He triumphed alongside with Stan Wawrinka playing doubles in Beijing 2008

 

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ROGER FEDERER WIFE AND FAMILY

Mirka Federer is Roger’s wife. They started dating during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and have been together ever since. Federer and Mirka finally got married in 2009. Mirka was born in Slovakia and emigrated to Switzerland with her family at the age of two. She was a professional tennis herself, but her career didn’t last long as she suffered with continuous injuries. Mirka retired from the pro tour in 2002.

Roger Federer has 4 kids. His older daughters twins are Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, and the twins boys names are Leo and Lenny. Federer’s always refers to his family as his biggest priority and has stated that his retirement depends on his family (wife and children). Federer also said that “being a father is a challenge”.

 

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ROGER FEDERER CHILDHOOD

Federer was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. His mother Lynette Du Rand comes from South Africa and his father Robert is Swiss. Roger’s parents worked for a pharmaceutical enterprise, and eventually met in a business trip. Roger has an older sister named Diana.

Federer always loved sports, and practiced soccer, basketball, badminton and tennis during his first years. He supported F.C.Basel, a local soccer team. In 1992, aged 11, he was already Top3 tennis player among juniors in Switzerland. One year later, he decided to concentrate his efforts on tennis. When he was 14, he was totally focused on his tennis practices and tournaments. Roger practiced more than 10 hours a week, and his childhood idols were Swedish Stefan Edberg and German star Boris Becker.

 

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ROGER FEDER TEAM

Federer’s coach in his earlier years (from age nine to 18) was Peter Carter, who died in 2002 in a car accident. Adolf Kacovsky was also his coach when he was only a kid practicing at the Old Boys Tennis Club. Paul Annacone was also one of the most important coaches in Federer’s successful career.

Roger’s current coach is Croatian Ivan Ljubicic, a retired ATP’s Top 5 tennis player whose biggest achievement was winning a Master1000 title in 2010 at Indian Wells. Other Federer’s long-time team members are fitness trainer Pierre Paganini and Swiss coach Severin Luthi, who has been touring with Federer since 2007.

Tony Godsick is Federer’s long-time manager and responsible for all commercial relationships. Roger Federer’s main sponsors are Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Credit Suisse, Nike, Wilson, Barilla and Lindt. According to industry sources the deal with chocolate producer Lindt will make Roger $20 million richer, while the Barilla sponsorship (world’s largest pasta group) could add up to $40 million to his bank account.

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