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Profile of a particular champion: Roger Federer

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Roger Federer was born in Binningen near Basel, Switzerland, on August 8, 1981, to father Robert Federer and South African mother Linette Durand, so Federer also has South African citizenship.

Federer has a sister two years older, Diana.

It grew in the small town of Münchenstein, near Basel on the border with France and Germany. Currently lives in Bottmingen.

He is married and lives with his Czech wife, Miroslava (Vavrinec).

On July 23, 2009, the Federer couple gave birth to twins, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose, and on May 6, 2014, they acquired the other twin couple, this time boys, whom they named Leo and Lennart (Lenny).

Federer speaks Swiss German as his mother tongue, Standard German, he is fluent in English and French, and partly speaks Italian and Swedish.

Federer started playing tennis at the age of six, but also played football until the age of 12, when he decided to dedicate himself entirely to tennis. He trained with a private trainer in Lausanne.

At the age of 14, he became the winner of the state youth tennis competition and was selected to train at the Swiss National Tennis Center in Ecublens. Federer played as a junior until 1998, when he won the Wimbledon junior and the prestigious OrangeBowl.

His hobbies are golf, card games, music and skiing. He also likes to read magazines like Vogue and Top Gear, is a fan of the Basel football club, and also sympathizes with Arsenal, Liverpool and Roma.

His models in tennis and in life are Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Michael Jordan and Nelson Mandela.

Roger Federer from February 2, 2004 until August 17, 2008 was the first racket in the world with a record 237 consecutive weeks. Federer is currently ranked No. 5 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles for men, an all-time record shared with Rafael Nadal.

Federer has been No. 1 in the ATP rankings a total record of 310 weeks, and ended up as No. 1 end of year, five times.

Federer has won 103 ATP singles titles, second all-time behind Jimmy Connors and including a record six ATP finals.

The memorable final is that of Wimbledon between Federer and Nadal in the 2008 final, which lasted more than 5 hours and ended with a score of 3: 2 in terms of sets.

Roger Federer is also the winner of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in 2009 in the final defeating American tennis player Rodick 3: 2. This was his sixth victory in this tournament surpassing Pet Sampras who has won 5 times.

Has an impressive winnings record of 1202-263 (82.05%), has won 101 ATP titles. The value for money won in tournaments by Roger Federer is 123,632,204 euros.

Federer has won 20 men’s singles Grand Slam titles, including 8 at Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017), 5 US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). ), 6 Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018), 1 French Open (2009).

Roger Federer is known as a great humanitarian. In 2003, he and his mother founded the Roger Federer Foundation, which helps people with disabilities and promotes sports.

In 2005, he auctioned off his racket from the US Open 2005 to help Hurricane Katrina victims. He has donated many personal things with his signature to various humanitarian organizations. During the Master at Indian Wells in 2005, he organized an exhibition match called Rallyfor Relief, which was attended by some of the best tennis players in the world and all proceeds were donated to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Since then, he has visited South Africa and Tamil Nadu, the Indian state most affected by the tsunami. He was appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in April 2006.

Federer also appeared in UNICEF public messages aimed at raising public AIDS awareness. Reacting to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and in collaboration with Nadal, Djokovic, Roddick, Hewitt, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams and Samantha Stosur, who gave up on the final day of preparations for the 2010 Australian Open, he organized another charity event special, Hitfor Haiti, whose proceeds were donated to earthquake victims.

The World Economic Forum named him the New Global Leader for 2010 in recognition of his leadership, achievements, and contribution to society.

A year later, on January 16, 2011, he was the organizer and participant in another similar event, the proceeds of which were donated to the 2010-2011 flood victims in Queensland.

Federer has a very interesting game style. The main features of his game mode are a very changeable style, very fast adaptation to the opponent’s style, very different strokes, more frequent appearances on the net and very good service.

Roger is one of the few tennis players who knows how to play very well on all surfaces.

He was characterized by the American tennis legend Jimmy Connors with a very simple sentence: “In the age of tennis professionals, you are either a specialist in clay or grass or concrete… or you are a RogerFederer.”

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