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Roger Federer

Roger Federer

 Roger Federer (German: [ˈrɔdLlər]; born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player. He has been ranked No. 1 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks, and has been year-end No. 1 five times; he is second all-time in ATP singles wins with 103, including 20 Grand Slam singles wins, the most in men's singles and He has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, tied for the most wins in the Open Era at the men's singles US Open, and won a record six titles at the end of the year.

Federer, along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have played in an era when they are considered the Big Three of men's tennis, the three most successful players in men's tennis history.[c] He became Wimbledon junior champion in 1998, and in 2003, at the age of 21, he won his He won his first major singles title; between 2003 and 2009 he reached 21 of the 28 major singles finals. During this period, he won three of the four major tournaments and the ATP Finals[d] in 2004, 2006, and 2007, and won five consecutive titles at Wimbledon and the US Open. At Wimbledon in 2009, he surpassed Pete Sampras' record of 14 men's singles major titles at the age of 27.

Childhood and Early Life

He was born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. A member of the Federer family, his Swiss-German father Robert Federer was born in Berneck, St. Gallen, and his Afrikaner mother Lynette Federer (née Durand) was born in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa.  He has one sibling, Diana, the mother of twins and eldest sister . [Federer's mother is South African, so he has both Swiss and South African citizenship . He grew up in Bilsfelden, Rihen, and Munchenstein, near the French-German border, and speaks Swiss German, Standard German, English, and French, as well as functionally fluent Italian and Swedish. Swiss German is her native language. He was a ball boy at the 1992 and 1993 Swiss Indoors, a tournament in his hometown of Basel.

Like other Swiss men, Federer was eligible for compulsory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces. However, he was declared "unfit" in 2003 and subsequently no longer had to fulfill his military service obligations. Instead, he was required to serve in the Civil Protection Army and pay an alternative 3% of his taxable income. He grew up supporting FC Basel and the Swiss national soccer team. He also played a variety of sports as a child, including badminton and basketball, and is said to have good hand-foot coordination.

Olympic Games

Federer made his debut at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where he competed in singles. He reached the semifinals, but lost to Tommy Haas, and in the bronze medal match to Arnaud Di Pasquale, Federer left Sydney empty-handed. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he was ranked number one in the world earlier that year and won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles, Federer became the clear favorite. However, he lost in the second round to 18-year-old Tomas Berdych. In doubles, he lost in the second round to compatriot Yves Allegro.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Federer was again the number one singles seed and the favorite, but lost to James Blake in the quarterfinals. He had more success in the men's doubles, where he and compatriot Stan Wawrinka defeated Swedes Simon Asperin and Thomas Johansson to win the gold medal . At the 2012 London Olympics, Federer entered as the top seed and won his first singles medal, a silver medal against Andy Murray in the final. He and Wawrinka failed to defend their gold medal in doubles, losing in the second round to Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Andy Lam.

Federer did not compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics after taking the rest of the season off after Wimbledon to recover from a knee injury. Similarly, Federer chose not to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to a setback in his recovery from knee surgery.

Laver Cup.

Federer created the Laver Cup, which pits Europe against the rest of the world. The tournament was named in honor of Rod Laver, and the first tournament was held in 2017.

Europe won the first Laver Cup in 2017. Federer played his first singles match on day two, eliminating Sam Querrey in straight sets. He then teamed up with longtime rival Rafael Nadal in doubles on the second day to defeat the Team World duo of Sam Querrey and Jack Sock in the tiebreaker of a match played at one set all. This was the first time Federer and Nadal had played on the same side in doubles; on day three, Federer played the final match of the tournament, defeating Nick Kyrgios in the championship tiebreaker to clinch the win for Team Europe (match point saved). 3-7 on points. With his win, Federer became the most accomplished player of the tournament.

The second edition took place in 2018. The European team led by Federer defeated Team World 13-8 to retain the title. Federer won both singles matches against Nick Kyrgios and John Isner, but lost both doubles matches, one of which he played with longtime rival Novak Djokovic.

In 2019, the ATP announced that the Laver Cup would become an official ATP Tour event, with match wins and losses officially counting toward all players' singles and doubles career records.

The third tournament was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Federer and Team Europe won the tournament for the third straight year. Team World came close to its first title, leading on the final day but losing 11-13.As in 2018, Federer defeated Kyrgios and Isner in singles. In doubles, he went 1-1.

The 2022 tournament will be Federer's last at the professional level. He will play alongside longtime rivals and fellow Big Four players Nadal, Djokovic, and Andy Murray.

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