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Roger Federer

Birth date: August 8, 1981

Place of Birth: Switzerland National Flag Switzerland, Basel

Plays: Right-handed

Titles won:
SINGLES CAREER TITLES (41):
Grand Slam (9):
Australian Open 2004, 2006
Wimbledon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
US Open 2004, 2005, 2006
Master Series (11):
Indian Wells 2004, 2005, 2006
Miami 2005, 2006
Hamburg 2002, 2004, 2005
Montreal/Toronto 2004, 2006
Cincinnati 2005
International Series (14):
Milan 2001
Sydney 2002
Halle 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Marseille 2003
Munich 2003
Bangkok 2004, 2005
Gstaad 2004
Doha 2005, 2006
Rotterdam 2005
International Series Gold (5):
Vienna 2002, 2003
Dubai 2003, 2004, 2005
Others (2):
Tennis Masters Cup 2003, 2004
DOUBLES CAREER TITLES (7):
Master Series (1):
Miami 2003
International Series (5):
Gstaad 2001
Rotterdam 2001, 2002
Moscow 2002
Halle 2005
International Series Gold (1):
Vienna 2003

Career highlights:
1998-
Closed season by winning singles and doubles titles at Switzerland Satellite #2.
1999- Youngest player (18 years, 4 months) to finish in Top 100. Compiled a 16-6 record in Challengers, winning first title in Brest (d. Mirnyi)
2000- Finished as his country's No. 2 player (behind No. 28 Rosset). Reached two ATP finals, the first of his career. From US Open through end of year compiled a 16-9 record (after going 20-21). Lost in bronze medal match to Di Pasquale at Sydney Olympics and advanced to SF in Vienna and reached his second ATP final in his native Basel (d. Hewitt in SF, l. to Enqvist in five sets). In doubles, reached final in Basel (w/Hrbaty).
2001- Finished as his country's No. 1 player for first time. Despite missing six weeks of season with a groin injury, broke through to win his first ATP title and reached two other finals. Won his first ATP title in Milan. Then led his country to a 3-2 Davis Cup 1st RD victory over U.S. by accounting for all three points. Played well on grass with QF in Halle and SF in 's-Hertogenbosch before coming up with his biggest career victory at Wimbledon where he defeated Sampras in 4th RD. Ended Sampras' 31-match winning streak at All England Club with a dramatic five-set victory on Centre Court (7-5 in fifth). Then lost to Henman in QF in four sets. Pulled left groin in his 3rd RD win over Bjorkman and continued playing through. Injury worsened as tournament went on and after playing in Gstaad, then missed six weeks. During European indoor circuit, reached final in his hometown of Basel (d. Roddick in QF, l. to Henman). Played consistently throughout season, reaching QF or better on all four surfaces. Compiled records of 26-9 on hard, 9-3 on grass, 9-5 on clay and 5-4 on carpet. Also led ATP with 27 tie-breaks won (27-17). In doubles, won his first ATP title in Rotterdam (w/Bjorkman) and added another in Gstaad (w/Safin).
2002- Captured three ATP titles (including first ATP Masters Series crown) in five finals and improved his year-end ranking for fifth straight year.. Became highest ranked year-end Swiss player (No. 6) first since Jakob Hlasek was No. 8 in 1988. Also first Swiss male in year-end championships since Hlasek in '88. Opened season with title in Sydney (d. Roddick in SF, Chela in F). In Davis Cup play, had 4-0 singles mark during year. Posted straight-set wins over Safin and Kafelnikov in 1st RD tie in Moscow but Russia prevailed 3-2. In March, reached his first ATP Masters Series final in Miami without dropping a set. In May, earned his first AMS title in Hamburg, dropping one set in six matches, highlighted by wins over Kuerten (QF), Mirnyi (SF) and Safin (F). Lifted his country back into 2003 Davis Cup World Group with wins over Arazi and El Aynaoui in Morocco. Played well during European indoor circuit, winning title in Vienna (d. Moya in SF, Novak in F). Dedicated his Vienna title to his first coach Peter Carter, who died in a car accident two months earlier.Had most indoor match wins (24) during year and compiled records of 30-11 on hard, 12-4 on clay, 11-4 on carpet and 5-3 on grass. Won multiple singles and doubles titles for first time.
2003- The Swiss native captured an ATP-high seven titles in nine finals, including his first Grand Slam crown at Wimbledon. Capped year with first U.S. title at Tennis Masters Cup in Houston where he went undefeated (5-0) and improved his year-end ranking for sixth straight year to finish No. 2. Captured titles on three different surfaces (clay, grass, hard) and also won indoors for first time in his career en route to an ATP circuit-best 78 match wins. Put together his most consistent campaign, losing only two opening round matches in 23 tournaments. Began first three months with a 24-6 match record, winning titles in Marseille (d. Bjorkman) and Dubai (d. Novak), while leading his country to Davis Cup SF. In April, led Switzerland to a 3-2 Davis Cup victory over France by accounting for all three points, including straight-set singles wins over Escude and Santoro. Opened clay court circuit with title in Munich (d. Nieminen) without dropping a set and followed with runner-up effort. Put together undefeated grass court season (12-0) with back-to-back titles in Halle (d. Kiefer) and Wimbledon (d. Roddick in SF, Philippoussis in F). Became first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title, losing only one set during fortnight, and in his last two wins, did not lose serve (in 35 games). Two days later, proceeded to Swiss Open in Gstaad and continued success, this time on clay. Only lost one set en route to final before falling in five sets to Novak and ending his career-best 15-match winning streak. Following week, saved a personal-best seven match points in his 1st RD win over Draper before losing to Nalbandian in next round. In Davis Cup SF tie in Australia, defeated Philippoussis in 2nd match and led Hewitt by two sets and 5-3 in 3rd set, only to lose in five sets in fourth match. Played well during European indoor circuit with singles (d. Moya) and doubles titles in Vienna, lone double winner during year, and advanced to SF at AMS Madrid (l. to Ferrero) and QF at AMS Paris (l. to Henman). Closed season by capturing Tennis Masters Cup with wins over Agassi (twice), Nalbandian, Ferrero and No. 1 Roddick. For second year in a row, only player in year-end Top 10 to win multiple singles and doubles titles during year.Played well on all surfaces - 46-11 on hard, 15-4 on clay, 12-0 on grass and 5-2 on carpet. Also went 28-18 in tie-breaks, 23-4 indoors and 12-1 against left-handers. Finished No. 2 in service games won (87 percent), 2nd serve points won (59 percent) and points won returning second serve (56 percent), No. 3 in aces (690) and No. 5 in break points saved (66 percent). Led ATP in earnings with $4,000,680.
2004- The Swiss superstar compiled one of best seasons in nearly two decades, capturing an ATP-best 11 titles in as many finals, including three Grand Slam and three ATP Masters Series victories. His 11 titles were most by a year-end No. 1 since Ivan Lendl won 11 in 1985 and his .925 match winning percentage was highest since Lendl compiled same mark in 1986. In last two years has compiled an 18-2 record in finals after going 4-6 previous three years. Became first player since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three Grand Slam titles in a season and fourth player overall in Open Era to win at least three in a year (Connors won three in 1974, Laver won four in 1969). Became first player in Open Era to win his first four Grand Slam finals. His staggering statistics included an 18-0 record against Top 10 opponents (23-0 going back to '03 TMC in Houston), defeating every member of year-end Top 10. He also established an Open Era record by winning 13 consecutive finals (going back to 2003), surpassing mark held by Hall-of-Famers Borg and McEnroe, who won 12 straight finals. Became first player to win multiple titles on clay, grass and hard courts in a season and first since Borg in 1979 to win consecutive titles on those surfaces. Compiled winning streaks of 10-more four different times, including a career-best 23 in a row from June 7-August 1. Opened season at Australian Open and dropped only two sets while posting victories over Hewitt (4th), Nalbandian (QF), Ferrero (SF) and Safin (F). Became No. 1 afterwards for first time on Feb. 2 and clinched top spot earliest ever on Sept. 13 after winning first US Open crown (d. Hewitt).His streak ended with his lone 1st RD loss of year to Hrbaty at AMS Cincinnati. Then lost to Berdych in 2nd RD at Athens Olympics on Aug. 17, his last loss of year. After a two-week break, captured title in Bangkok (d. Roddick) to become first player since Muster (12) in 1995 to win at least 10 titles. Compiled records of 46-4 on hard, 16-2 on clay and 12-0 on grass. Went 21-5 in tie-breaks, including winning the longest tie-break in Tennis Masters Cup history, defeating Safin 20-18 in SF. Ranked among Top 5 in several serving categories - No. 1 in service games won (92%), second serve points won (58%) and break points saved (73%) and No. 4 in first serve points won (78%). Also No. 7 in aces (557). In addition to his overall serving dominance, he led tour in points won returning first serve (35 percent), was No. 7 in return games won (30 percent) and posted 12 bagel sets won (6-0) and 24 'bread sticks' (6-1 sets won). Earned a career-high $6,357,547, just short of all-time record set by Sampras in 1997 ($6,498,311). Enters '05 season with a 17-match winning streak.

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Official Website: www.rogerfederer.com

Other interesting information: Began playing tennis at age eight. Mother, Lynette, is South African and father, Robert, is Swiss and they met on a business trip (they both worked for a pharmaceutical company). Has one sister Diana, who is two years older. Idol growing up was Boris Becker and favorite player was Pete Sampras. Compiled outstanding junior results, finishing as No. 1 junior in the world in 1998. Won Wimbledon junior singles (d. Labadze) and doubles titles (w/O. Rochus) that year. One of four players (Edberg, Cash, Borg) to win junior and men's title at Wimbledon. Also reached final at US Open (l. to Nalbandian) and SF at Australian Open in '98. Closed junior career with title at Orange Bowl in Miami (d. Coria). Has a 26-10 career Davis Cup record (19-6 in singles) in 13 ties since 1999. Two days after winning Wimbledon in 2004, he was presented with a Swiss Alphorn from tournament organizers in Gstaad. Enjoys sitting on the beach, playing cards and table tennis, is a fervent fan of hometown soccer team FC Basel.Named 2003 "Swiss of the Year" by his country's TV audience. In 2003, initiated Roger Federer Foundation which supports disadvantaged children in South Africa and promotes sport for young people. Traveled throughout 2004 without a coach. Carried Swiss flag in opening ceremonies of Athens Olympics in 2004.In November 2004, was on hand at United Nations in New York to announce 2005 as "International Year of Sport and Physical Education" with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.Also named I.T.W.A. Player of Year in 2004.

 
   

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