Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland.
He is a Swiss professional tennis player who at a time was ranked world No.1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks. He has the record of being ranked world No.1 for 237 consecutive weeks.
Federer is behind only Jimmy Connors as the tennis player to have won the most ATP titles with 103 titles under his belt; this includes 20 Grand Slams.
Federer who played his first juniors match in 1996 at age 14 also played badminton and basketball; sports he credits for his excellent hand-eye coordination.
He is a fluent speaker of Swiss German, Standard German, English, and French.
Federer turned professional in 1998 and is currently coached by Ivan Ljubičić and Severin Lüthi.
He along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael, the two men who broker his dominance of men’s tennis, are considered the greatest tennis players of all time.
Nicknamed the Federer Express, Roger Federer lives with his family in Valbella, Switzerland.
Roger Federer Parents: Lynette Federer, Robert Federer
Lynette Federer and Robert Federer are the parents of global tennis superstar Roger Federer.
Lynette is originally from South Africa while Robert is a Swiss-German.
It was Robert’s love for travel that led him to meet Lynette in South Africa.
The couple got married in 1973 and relocated to Basel, Switzerland. They have a daughter who is Roger’s older sibling called Diana.
Lynette is said to have been very athletic in her youthful years; having played netball and hockey.