Roger Federer was born on 8th August 1981 is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Many players and analysts have called him the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.
Federer has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player, and held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 302 weeks. In majors, Federer has won five Australian Open titles, seven Wimbledon titles, five US Open titles and one French Open title. He is among the eight men to capture a career Grand Slam. He has reached a record 28 men’s singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open.
Federer’s ATP tournament records include winning a record six ATP World Tour Finals and playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Representing Switzerland, he was a part of the 2014 winning Davis Cup team. He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years from 2005 to 2008.
Recently he made a massive comeback by winning the Australian Open title in the year 2017. He won the title against his all time favorite opponent Rafael Nadal, In the interview post match Federer said that “Tennis is a tough sport, there’s no draws but if there was I’d be happy to share it with Rafa tonight.”
It’s never just been Roger Federer’s on-court ability that has given him the edge over so many of his counterparts. Rather it’s his class and grace off the court, both in victory and defeat, which sets him apart from so many others.
And in classic Federer fashion, he illustrated all those qualities once again on Sunday. After a hard-fought, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Rafa Nadal to capture his first Slam in five years (and his 18th overall), he spent a moment during his post-match interview shedding praise on his opponent.