Roger Federer: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : Sportsman, tennis player
  • Sign : Leo
  • Date of birth : Saturday 08 August 1981 (age: 39)
  • Country : Switzerland

Born on August 8, 1981, in Basel, Roger Federer holds the record of 302 weeks spent at the top of the world tennis ranking. The Swiss player has won 17 Grand Slam tournaments. Between 2004 and 2007, “King” Roger reigned as the undisputed master of world tennis. He did not lose his position as world number one, acquired on February 2, 2004, until August 2008. A fine tactician, he can read his opponents’ game at a glance. At ease on all surfaces, even if clay is not his favorite, Roger Federer distills one-handed backhands and dazzling forehands. Since the end of the 2000s, his rivalries with Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Serbia’s Novak Djokovic have led to some memorable matches.

A multilingual and fair player, Roger Federer is popular with the public and journalists alike. He is also committed to humanitarian causes through his charity association, which organizes exhibition matches.

On January 29, 2017, he won the Australian Open in Melbourne against Rafael Nadal. At 35 years old, the player thus wins his 18th Grand Slam victory.

On the private side, since April 11, 2009, he is married to the former Swiss tennis player of Slovak origin, Miroslava “Mirka” Vavrinec. Met during the Sydney Olympics in 2000, she became his manager. The couple has twin daughters, born on July 24, 2009: Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. In May 2014, the family expands with the birth of twins Leo and Lenny.