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I Fear No One But Respect Everyone- Roger Federer

Roger Federer, the man who changed the definition of tennis all around the world has recently won his 100th title. All his fans and the Tennis fraternity is giving their best wishes to him. It’s all his hard work and dedication that made him a legend. Federer holds a record of ATP World’s Number 1 place for 310 weeks among which 237 weeks were consecutive.

Backbone of His Success

Roger grew up close to the French and German borders. While competing in 2000 Sydney Olympics Roger met his love of life, Mirka who is a former Women’s Tennis Association player. The couple is blessed with a pair of identical twin girls and twin boys.  

Starting his Journey as a Tennis Professional

Roger Federer started his professional career in 1998. He made his place in the top 100 on September 20, 1999, by defeating Carlos Moya. He paired with Martina Hingis and the duo defeated the American pair of Monica Seles and Jan-Michael Gambill to win the 2001 Hopman Cup. The win in the 2001 Milan Indoor tournament emerged as the first win in singles for Roger where he defeated Julien Boutter.               

Roger’s 18th birthday brought him luck and he entered his first Grand Slam Quarterfinals in the French Open. Although he could not win the title, he made a place in the top 15 for the first time ever.

The List of Grand Slams

Roger’s first ever Grand Slam Title was Wimbledon 2003 men singles. He defeated Mark Philippoussis to win the honor. Roger marked his name in the history by winning three Grand Slam singles titles in 2004. He was the first to reach this mark after Mats Wilander.

Best of Roger’s Career

The year 2006 wa career-best season for Roger Federer. He won 12 singles titles and 3 Grand Slam singles titles. He played six ATP Masters Series 1000 finals and won four of them losing two to Nadal.

In 2007, he became the first man in the 21st century to win the Australian Open without dropping a set. The record was set by Bjorn Borg who won the 1980 French Open without losing a set. He won gold in 2008 Olympics with Stan Wawrinka.

2009 was a remarkable year in Roger Federer’s career as he made history by winning the Wimbledon final. It was the longest Grand Slam final in terms of games played. He also surpassed Pete Sampras record of winning the most Grand Slam titles. The year ended with Federer on number 1 position fifth time in his career.

Creating History

In 2015, Roger became the third man in the Open Era to get one thousand plus victories. In 2017, he won his 25th masters titles at Indian Wells which was also his career’s 90th title.

The year 2019 till now is going great as it added to Roger’s trophies and history as well. The year has just started and the champion has already registered his 100th Career Single titles by winning the Dubai Tennis Championships against Tsitsipas by 6-4, 6-4. He is the second to reach the landmark after Jimmy Connors and the first at the age of 36 years.

Major Opponents

Federer and Nadal have faced each other 38 times. Nadal leads by 23-15. He has got Novak Djokovic as the opponent 47 times where he registered his victory 22 times. Roger and Andy Murray have played 25 matches with Federer winning 14 matches. 

Mr. Perfect

The analysts have given Roger Federer the title of greatest tennis player of all time. He is considered to be the greatest athlete of the generation. After experiencing so many ups and downs he did not lose hope and reached this landmark. He is truly Mr. Perfect who manages his professional and personal life with ease.

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