Roger Federer is a name that stands out not just in the sport of tennis, but across the entire sporting world. Federer, who was born on August 8, 1981, stands on the summit of the men’s tennis world with the record for the most number of Grand Slam titles won (20) in the singles division. He is the maker and the breaker of several other records and is also one of the highest-earning athletes in the world.
His great rival Rafael Nadal is now tied with him on the all-time Grand Slam titles record.
Roger Federer’s family is based in Basel, Switzerland. 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 in the big-ticket event.
Roger and Mirka are parents to four children. Roger Federer’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 record 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 a 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 went through surgery for the first time in February 2020. He then underwent another knee surgery in June and ended his 2020 season.
Federer aims to return to the court at the Australian Open in 2021, which was the last tournament he played in 2020.
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 dollars in 2020. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Federer’s net worth is around $450 million.
Rolex is one of the oldest endorsers of Roger Federer. 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 dollars 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 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 is 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. He is among the only three players to have won over 100 million dollars in prize money in tennis (Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal being the other two).
|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 Slams, Most number of weeks as World No.1|