Roger Federer (41), Former World No 1 and 20 times Grand Slam Champion, has declared retirement from professional tennis after Laver Cup 2022 in September.
But his journey to the top of the tennis world has been full of many ups and downs. The legend has earned billions of fans worldwide during his illustrious career.
This post is for the purpose of throwing light on his life, tennis career, achievements, and struggles.
A true Roger Federer fan would love to read the post. Even a die-hard tennis fan would also like a glimpse of his life.
Birth And Family:
Basel, Switzerland became the birthplace of this tennis legend on 8 August 1981. Robert and Lynette Federer are his parents.
Former Women’s Tennis Player Miroslava Federer (Mirka) is his wife. Both of them tied knots in 2009 before becoming parents to two twin girls and two twin boys.
The Making Of A Champion:
His fans saw him playing his first tennis match at the junior level at the age of 14 only. It was a grade 2 tournament in Switzerland in 1996. Soon, roger scored his first main junior accomplishment at Wimbledon in 1998. He then never looked back after this.
Four ITF junior singles titles including the prestigious Orange Bowl title also graced his tally of achievements. No 1 ranking to end junior career in 1998 became another highlight of his journey.
Moreover, he ended his Junior career with the ranking of World No.1 and 7 singles and doubles titles. ITF Junior World Championship also became one of the highlights of his junior career.
His Junior Career Achievements:
Given below is the list.
Junior Grand Slam results – Singles:
- first, Australian Open: SF (1998)
- Second, French Open: 1R (1998)
- Third, Wimbledon: W (1998)
- Fourth, US Open: F (1998)
Junior Grand Slam results – Doubles:
- Australian Open: SF (1998)
- French Open: 1R (1998)
- Wimbledon: W (1998)
- US Open: 1R (1998)
International Tennis Career And Achievements:
He made his ATP debut during the Swiss Open in 1998. But he lost the match. However, he won his first ever ATP match in the same year.
He then went on to play many more tournaments. The list includes but is not limited to the following only:
- 1998 Swiss Indoors
- 1998 French Open,
- 1999 Marseille Open
- Marseille Open
- 2001 Hopman Cup
- 2001 Milan Indoor tournament
- French Open 2001.
- 2001 Wimbledon Championships
- 2002 Miami Masters event.
Roger won most of these tournaments easily. What is more important to realise is the fact that he scored thumping victories against champions like Andre Agassi, Carlos Moya, Monica Seles, Jan-Michael Gambill, Sander Groen, Àlex Corretja Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Marat Saffin, and more.
Solid dominance from 2004 to 2007 was one of the highlights of his career. One after another Grand Slam victories during this tenure cemented put him in the league of legends in the making
Olympic Gold in 2008 added value to his tally of achievements. Australian Open victory in 2010, Wimbledon title victory in 2012, return to No 1 World Ranking, Hopman Cup, Laver Cup, Olympic Silver, Davis Cup victory in 2014, comeback after multiple injuries, and losses to the Australian Open and Wimbledon title were also main highlights of his career.
He faced multiple problems during his career. The list includes but is not limited to the following only:
- Right knee injury.
- Spine injury.
- Long recovery process.
His Famous Rivalries
Roger has now announced retirement. He has played thousands of matches to win hundreds of tournaments. His matches against the likes of Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Rafal Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Marat Saffin Wawrinka, Juan Martín del Potro, Tomáš Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Čilić are the best matches of his career.
The list of his achievements does not end here only. Every good thing must come to an end. The career of this amazing player is also one of them. It is now time for us to respect Roger Federer’s retirement decision.
Roger has now decided to hang his racket forever after the Laver Cup 2022. All in all, it is now time for us to move on because Roger Federer has announced his retirement at the age of 41 years.
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