Roger Federer is a name that stands out not just in the sport of tennis, but across the entire sporting world. Federer, born on August 8, 1981, stands at the summit of the men’s tennis world with a record for the most number of Grand Slam titles won (20) in the singles division.
His great rival Rafael Nadal is now tied with him on the all-time Grand Slam titles record.
He is the maker and the breaker of several other records and is also one of the highest-earning athletes in the world.
Roger Federer’s family is based in Basel, Switzerland, and he was born to Robert and Lynette Federer. His father is a Swiss-German from Berneck and his mother is an Afrikaner from South Africa.
Roger Federer’s wife, Mirka Federer, is a former professional tennis player. The two met during the 2000 Summer Olympics while representing Switzerland at the big-ticket event.
Roger and Mirka are parents to four children. Roger’s kids include a set of twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, born in 2009, and twin boys, Lennart and Leo, born in 2014.
Federer has more than 20 million followers on social media, including 12.7 million on Twitter and 8 million on Instagram.
Federer has won a record 20 Grand Slam titles, including eight Wimbledon titles and six Australian Open titles. Apart from that, he has won a record five consecutive US Open titles, as well as a solitary French Open title in 2009.
He is one of the eight men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam and a record 31 singles Grand Slam finals in the men’s division, including ten consecutive times, from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open.
Federer has also etched his name on a record 6 ATP Finals titles, and 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. He has also won a record 23 ATP World Tour 500 titles.
At the US Open 2019, Roger Federer became the oldest major quarter-finalist since 39-year-old Jimmy Connors made the semi-finals of the 1991 US Open.
Federer and Nadal played in every French Open and Wimbledon final from 2006 to 2008. The Swiss maestro has recorded 10 Grand Slam losses against Nadal, who is now tied with Federer for 20 Grand Slam titles.
Roger Federer was suffering from an injury on his right knee and he underwent surgery for the first time in February 2020. He then underwent another knee surgery in June and ended his 2020 season.
Federer’s desire to return to tour with the Australian Open in 2021 had to, unfortunately, be pushed aside as he simply hadn’t enough time for recovery. However, barring any unforeseen complications, Roger should be back at French Open 2021 should he opt to play there.
He has often been on the top 10 of the Forbes‘ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, and is currently on the top spot, with total earnings of $106.3 million in 2020. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Federer’s net worth is around $450 million.
Rolex is one of Roger Federer’s oldest endorsers. Rolex struck an endorsement deal with Federer worth a reported $15 million. He also has tie-ups with major companies such as the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo, Swiss companies like Credit Suisse, Lindt, Sunrise, and Jura Elektroapparate.
Federer’s Uniqlo deal is reportedly worth almost $300 million according to ESPN and the Italian tennis journalist Vincenzo Martucci from Sports Senators.
He also has endorsements with tennis equipment manufacturers Wilson and the motor sporting and car selling giant Mercedes-Benz. His other endorsements include Gillette, Barilla, Rimowa, Sunrise, On, and Moët & Chandon. Roger Federer also partnered with Nike.
He regained the Roger Federer logo from Nike in March 2020. He has also previously partnered with NetJets, Emmi AG, and Maurice Lacroix. His off the court earnings from marketers are much higher than many other athletes.
According to Forbes, Federer has amassed a whopping $130 million in prize money over his long and illustrious career, which has seen him win 102 titles and he’s still going strong. The Swiss maestro has also accumulated more than $50 million in charity for his foundation. His charity takes care of one million children in Africa.
His charity foundations include Elton John AIDS Foundation, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mines Advisory Group, Roger Federer Foundation, and Small Steps Project.
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Spouse||Miroslava ‘Mirka’ Federer|
|Endorsement||Uniqlo, Rolex, Wilson, Credit Suisse, Lindt, Sunrise, Mercedes-Benz, Sporting goods and Barilla, Rimowa, Moet and Chandon.|
|Birthdate||August 8th, 1981|
|Records/Achievements||20 Grand Slam titles, the most number of weeks as World No.1|