Roger Federer Trivia

  • Roger Federer’s wife Mirka Federer, gave birth to her second set of twins, boys, Leo and Lenny  on May 6, 2014.
  • Roger Federer, 32, withdrew from the Madrid Masters earlier on Tuesday in anticipation of their new arrivals.
  • Roger Federer’s wife Mirka Federer is a fromer professional tennis player.
  • Roger Federer’s Twin daughters, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose, born on July 23, 2009.
  • Two days after winning his first Wimbledon, Roger Federer  was presented with a 1,760 lb. milking cow he named “Juliette” as a gift from tournament organizers in Gstaad, Switzerland.
  • In July 2003, he launched his own fragrance called “RF-RogerFederer.”
  • During his youth, his idols were Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg.
  • Rogere Federer is the First Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • Born to Swiss-German Robert Federer and his South African wife Lynette, he has one older sister, Diana.
  • Has won 16 Grand Slam titles in the men’s singles competition, making him the first man to win at least three separate Grand Slam tournaments four times: Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010), Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009), US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).
  • After surpassing Jimmy Connors, he holds the all-time record for most consecutive weeks as top-ranked male player (February 2007).
  • Plays the piano.
  • Speaks English, Swiss German, German and French.
  • Plays squash and table tennis.
  • His favorite vacation locations are the Swiss mountains, Dubai and Maledives.
  • Was chosen Swiss Sportsman of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006; European Sportsman of the Year from 2004 to 2006; Laureus World Sportsman of The Year in 2005 and 2006 and “L’Equipe” Magazine’s Champion of Champions in 2006 and 2007.
  • Was coached by Australian Tony Roche from 2005 to 2008.
  • Supporter of FC Basel and A.S. Roma.
  • In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $29 million.
  • Shares the record of straight 5 Wimbledon titles,(2003-2007) with Björn Borg(1976-1980).
  • Beaten by Rafael Nadal 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 at the 2008 French Open, the worst defeat by a Slam winner in a Slam final since John McEnroe defeated Jimmy Connors, 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 at the 1984 Wimbledon.
  • Announced on his web site that he married girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec in a small ceremony in his hometown. The couple are expecting their first child in the Fall. (11 April 2009).
  • Good friends with Tiger Woods.
  • Was coached by Swedish Peter Lundgren for 7 years.
  •  His 2009 Wimbledon final defeat of American Andy Roddick (5-7 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 16-14) lasted a record 77 games over a period of 4 hours and 16 minutes. Federer’s loss to Rafael Nadal the previous year consumed 4 hours and 48 minutes of play, to date (2009), the longest men’s singles final in Wimbledon history.
  • Cites players Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker as major influences on his career.
  • Turned professional in 1998.

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