36 years younger and still breaking records and creating history. Roger Federer, has etched his name yet again in the books of history, and taken his grand slam tally to 20. Federer prevailed over the Croat Marin Cilic in yet another five setter to defend his title in Melbourne. So, what better occasion than this, to tick off some of his most memorable moments over the years. Here are 20 golden moments from Roger Federer’s career.
20. Victory Over Pete Sampras
Federer, a lesser-known youngster back then, dethroned a man named Pete Sampras in his own backyard in 2001. Sampras had won the tournament seven times prior to that day. Federer, who was just 19 years old back then, with this victory created ripples in the tennis world and announced his arrival in style.
19. First Grand Slam Title
Federer won his first grand slam title in 2003 as he beat Mark Philippoussis in the Wimbledon finals. He also defeated Andy Roddick in the semis. This, as we know now, would just be the first of many more to come.
18. Federer Dethrones Andy Roddick
Roger Federer, went on to win his first Australian open crown in 2004, and in the process ousted Andy Roddick from his world number one position.
17. Federer Marries Mirka
Although it might seem an insignificant moment in the eyes of a neutral, tying the knot with his long time girlfriend, was an important chapter in his life.
16. Federer Wins Grand Slam As A Father
Federer went on to win his first grand slam as a father, when he triumphed in Australia in 2010, defeating Andy Murray in the finals. He was a father to his twins Myla Rose and Charlene Riva when he won the title.