Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981 is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 302 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He re-entered the top ten through his victory at the 2017 Australian Open. He returned to the No. 2 ranking after the 2017 US Open.
In majors, Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, a record five consecutive US Open titles and one French Open title. He is among eight men to have captured a career Grand Slam and has reached a record 29 men’s singles Grand Slam finals, including ten in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open. Given these achievements, many players and analysts consider Federer the greatest tennis player of all time.
Among Federer’s other ATP tournament records include winning six ATP World Tour Finals, 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, and 19 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He has also won an Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and an Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Representing Switzerland, Federer was a part of the 2001 and 2018 winning Hopman Cup teams and the 2014 winning Davis Cup team.
Federer has been named Swiss Sports Personality of the Year a record seven times. In 2007, he won the ESPY Award for Best International Athlete and he has won the Best Male Tennis Player award a record seven times. He was named ATP Player of the Year five times, was named ITF World Champion five times, and won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years. He was named four times the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. In 2017, ESPN ranked him fourth in its most famous athletes list, first among tennis players. He’s an iconic figure both on-and-off the court. Federer is 23rd on Forbes rich list in 2017 with annual earnings of $64m. The Swiss has earned around $104m in prize money throughout his lengthy and successful career. Federer has a long list of brand endorsements featuring for Nike, Rolex, Mercedes, Wilson, Gillete etc.