Federer, Roger

Portrait
Born: Aug 08, 1981 AD
Currently alive, at 33 years of age.

Nationality: Swiss
Categories: Tennis Player


1981 – He was born on the 8th day of August this year in Basel, Switzerland.

 

1987 – He started playing tennis at the age of six.

 

1990 - He started having tennis group practice at the age of nine.

 

1994 - He also practiced football (soccer) until he decided to focus on tennis at age 13.

 

1995 - He became the national champion for all age groups in Switzerland. He was also chosen to train at the Swiss National Tennis Center at Ecublens.

 

1996 - He joined the ITF junior tennis circuit.

 

1998 – He joined the ATP tour.

 

1999 – He is debuted for the Swiss Davis Cup team.

 

2000 - He reached the semifinals at the Sydney Olympics and lost the bronze medal match to Arnaud Di Pasquale of France. He was also the runner-up in Basel and Marseille.

 

2001 - His first ATP tournament victory came in Milan.

 

2002 – He reached his first ATP Masters Series (AMS) final at the Miami Masters, where he lost to Andre Agassi. He won his next AMS final in Hamburg.

 

2003 – He started by winning consecutive tournaments in Dubai and Marseille.

 

2004 – He won three of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments, lost to no one ranked in the top ten, and won every final he reached.

 

2005 – He reached the Australian Open semifinals before falling to eventual winner Marat Safin in a five-set night match that lasted more than four hours.

 

2006 - He won three of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments and ended the year ranked number one, with his ranking points several thousand points greater than his nearest competitor's points.

 

2007 - He won the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open, defeating Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the final 6-4, 6-3.

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