Roger Federer Biography, Relationship & Career
Federer was interested in sports from a very early age. He began playing soccer and tennis from the age of 8. He was among the top-seeded 3 players in junior tennis at the age of 11. After realising that he’s best suited for Tennis, he gave up other sports that he played at age 12. A year or two later, he was completely occupied with tennis. He began to play around three tournaments a month. To keep his momentum going, he used to practice tennis six hours a week and also three hours of mental conditioning. He often used to imitate his childhood heroes, Stefan Edberg, and Boris Becker. The very next year, he turned professional and began playing in the main draw. Thus became the first Swiss tennis player ever to win a Grand Slam title. He completed his career Grand Slam by winning the only Grand Slam which was excluded from his kitty, The French Open 2009. The same year, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and finally surpassed Sampras listing of most Grand Slams title. He created history in Wimbledon 2017 by winning his eighth Wimbledon title which is an open era record. Up to now, he has won 19 singles Grand Slam titles.
He’s also won an Olympic Gold in the 2008 summer Olympics in Men’s doubles and a silver medal at the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Some of the particular records that he holds are 20 singles Grand Slam’s title and 302 weeks as a World No. 1 ranked Tennis player. He has also won 28 1000 Experts also. He has also won ATP World Tour Finals to get a record 6 times.
In 2003, Federer started his own charitable trust known as the Roger Federer Foundation. Through his trust, he looks after children in underprivileged countries by providing them with education and sports training.