Birth date 8 Aug 1981 (36 years)
Nationality Switzerland Switzerland

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who was born on August 8, 1981 in Oberwil, Switzerland. He is currently the World’s No. 3 tennis player with a total of 16 tennis titles in the single men’s division which includes his recent victory at the July 2009 Wimbledon tournament. He currently has six Wimbledon titles, four at the Australian Open, five U.S. Open titles, and one at the French Open.

He started playing tennis at a very young age of six and learned to love the sport as kept on playing. He was also into the sport of soccer but later on concentrated on playing tennis along with his membership at the “Old Boys” tennis club in him hometown. And from 1991 to 1995, he was trained and was carefully handled by Australian Peter Carter.

Before playing professional tennis, he became the Swiss Junior Tennis champion at the age of 14. Two years after, on July 1996, he became the ITF World Junior Tennis champion. He then turned professional in 1998.

This 30 year-old tennis champ is described as versatile because of his strong and fluid plays in all types of courts. He basically plays from a baseline but can also smash balls at the net. He delivers a great forehand and an excellent single-handed backhand. His playing style is well recognized by prominent tennis players such as Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe.

In his personal life, he and his wife, Mirka, is now enjoying the company of their twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, whom they welcomed on July 23, 2009.

While Federer was hailed for a long time for being ranked at the top, his rivalry with Nadal cost him his top rank, and eventually with the “trivalry” with Djokovic in the scenario, Federer fell to the No. 3 spot. Recently, his injuries have hampered his ability to play, even causing him to back out of the Shanghai Masters in 2011.

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