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Roger Federer (SUI)

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Birthdate    (32 years old)
Birthplace Basel, Switzerland
Residence Bottmingen, Switzerland
Height 6'1'' (185 cm)
Weight 187 lbs (85 kg)
Plays Right-handed
Turned Pro 1998 (17 yrs on tour)
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Nickname(s) Rog, Fed 
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Roger Federer Bio

Proclaimed the greatest player of all time by TENNIS magazine on its September 2009 cover, Roger Federer claimed the all-time record for Grand Slam singles titles by winning Wimbledon, his 15th major victory, in 2009. The Swiss stylist opened 2010 by beating Andy Murray to win his record-extending 16th Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open. Federer won Wimbledon five consecutive times from 2003 to 2007 and lost in the 2008 final to rival Rafael Nadal in what is considered by many to be the best match ever played. The lost was Federer’s first on grass since 2002 and ended a record 65-match winning streak on that surface. He won his sixth Wimbledon title in 2009 by outdueling Andy Roddick, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 in the final, adding a seventh Wimbledon crown by beating Andy Murray in the 2012 final. Federer has also won the U.S. Open five times and the Australian Open four times. He completed the career Grand Slam by winning the French Open in 2009 after having lost to Nadal in the final each of the previous three years. In 2006, Federer became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to make all four Grand Slam finals in a calendar year, winning three of them; he repeated that feat in 2007. He also made all four finals in 2009, winning two.  Federer held the world No. 1 ranking for a record 237 consecutive weeks from Feb. 2, 2004 until Aug. 18, 2008. He regained the No. 1 ranking on July 6, 2009. Federer won five titles in nine finals in 2010, stretching his streak of winning at least three titles in a season to nine consecutive years. Robin Soderling upset Federer in the French Open quarterfinals, snapping the Swiss' streak of 23 straight Grand Slam semifinals that stretched back to the 2004 Wimbledon. On June 7, 2010, Nadal surpassed him to take over the top spot. Federer failed to convert two match points in falling to Djokovic in a 3 hour, 44-minute U.S. Open semifinal. Federer closed the year beating Nadal to win his fifth season-ending ATP World Tour Finals title. In 2011, Federer defeated Djokovic in the Roland Garros semifinals, snapping the Serbian's 41-match winning streak in 2011; he lost to Nadal in the final. For the second straight year, the Swiss squandered two match points in a U.S. Open semifinal setback to Djokovic. Federer snapped a 10-month title drought winning his hometown tournament in Basel for the fifth time. He collected his 18th Masters Series shield beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Paris Masters championship for the first time. Federer won a record sixth ATP World Tour Finals title in London, claiming his 70th career championship in his 100th final and surpassing Murray for the No. 3 spot in the rankings. Federer earned his 807th career victory, sixth on the all-time list. In Februay, 2012, Federer swept Juan Martin del Potro to win his 71st title in Rotterdam. He collected his fifth career Dubai title in March, sweeping Andy Murray in the final. The third-seeded Swiss swept arch rival Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 6-4, in the semifinals before defeating John Isner, 7-6 (7), 6-3, in the Indian Wells final to collect his record-equaling 19th Masters 1000 title, including his fourth Indian Wells crown. Federer fended off Tomas Berdych, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, to capture his third career Madrid championship and become the first three-time winner in the event's 11-year history. It was his 74th career title and with the win he regained the No. 2 ranking from Nadal. In July, 2012, Federer defeated defending champ Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in succession to capture his record-extending 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. It was Federer's record-equaling seventh Wimbledon crown. The victory helped the 30-year-old Swiss regain the No. 1 ranking and tie Pete Sampras' record of  286 weeks as world No. 1. Federer is the son of a South African mother and a Swiss father. Federer defeated Novak Djokovic in the first Cincinnati final between the world's top two ranked players to capture his 21st Masters title in August, 2012. Winless in 10 prior meetings with Federer, Tommy Robredo saved 14 of 16 break points to topple an erratic Federer, 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4, in the 2013 U.S. Open fourth round, preventing a Federer-Nadal quarterfinal clash. It ensured the end of an era: For the first time since 2002, Federer would not contest a Grand Slam final in a calendar year. Juan Martin del Potro defeated Federer, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 to successfully defend his Basel title in a rematch of the 2012 final. Federer married former pro player Mirka Vavrinec in April 2009. Mirka gave birth to identical twin girls, Myla and Charlene, in July 2009.

Roger Federer Tournament History

Singles Titles

2013: Halle

2012: Cincinnati, Wimbledon, Madrid, Indian Wells, Dubai, Rotterdam
2011: ATP Championships, Paris, Basel, Doha
2010: Basel, Stockholm, Cincinnati, Australian Open, ATP Championships
2009: Cincinnati, Wimbledon. Roland Garros, Madrid 
2008: Basel, US Open, Halle, Estoril 
2007: ATP Championships, Basel, US Open, Cincinnati, Wimbledon, Hamburg, Dubai, Australian Open 
2006: ATP Championships, Basel, Madrid, Tokyo, US Open, Canada, Wimbledon, Halle, Miami , Indian Wells, Australian Open, Doha 
2005: Bangkok, US Open, Cincinnati, Wimbledon, Halle, Hamburg, Miami, Indian Wells, Dubai, Rotterdam, Doha 
2004: ATP Championships, Bangkok, US Open, Canada, Gstaad, Wimbledon, Halle, Hamburg, Indian Wells, Dubai, Australian Open 
2003: ATP Championships, Vienna, Wimbledon, Halle, Munich,  Dubai, Marseille 
2002: Vienna, Hamburg, Sydney 
2001: Milan  

Doubles Titles

2008: Beijing Olympics 
2005: Halle 
2003: Vienna, Miami 
2002: Moscow, Rotterdam 
2001: Gstaad, Rotterdam 

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