Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player, was born on August 8, 1981, in Basel to Robert Federer and Lynette Federer. Raised up as Roman Catholic, Federer played tennis and soccer at an early age.
Although all his family members enjoyed the game, he was the only one to show promise of making it big. When he was 11 years old, Roger Federer became one of the Top 3 Junior Tennis Players in Switzerland.
When he was 14 years old, Federer began playing tournaments and practicing to become a professional tennis player. Thanks to his efforts, he won the “National Junior Championship” in Switzerland after that.
His talents and playing skills helped him gain sponsorship at the Swiss National Tennis Center. In 1996, he participated in the International Tennis Federation junior tennis circuit.
Before launching himself professionally, Federer left his mark as an amateur by winning the Orange Bowl and the junior Wimbledon title in 1998.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003-2018, Federer was felicitated with the Fans’ Favorite Award by the ATPWorldTour.com.
He won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for 13 seasons from 2004 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2017 thanks to the votes of his colleagues, rivals, and competitors.
Federer was a proud recipient of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for five occasions from 2005 to 2008 and in 2018.
He also gained the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2006 and 2013.
Personal Life & Legacy
Roger Federer got married to a former member of the Women’s Tennis Associations Mirka Vavrinec, on April 11, 2009 after they had met during the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
The couple had their first identical twins namely Myla Rose and Charlene Riva on July 23, 2009 and another set of twins namely Lenny and Leo on May 6, 2014.