Roger Federer facts for kids
Federer holds the record for the most number of weeks at the top spot in the world ranking, with 302 weeks. He also holds the record for most weeks at the top spot in a row, with 237 weeks. Many experts believe that Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time. He has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles: four at the Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010), one at the French Open (2009), seven at Wimbledon (2003 to 2007, 2009 and 2012) and five at the U.S. Open (2004 to 2008). In 2007, he equalled the record for the most titles in a row (five) at Wimbledon set by Björn Borg. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Federer uses a very special shot called inside out forehand.
He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four years in a row (2005–2008).
Federer's first language is Swiss-German and he speaks English, German and French very well. He also speaks some Swedish and Italian. His wife is Mirka Vavrinec. After Wimbledon 2009, he became a father of twin girls who were named Charlene Riva and Myla Rose. In May 2014 he became a father again, to twin boys named Leo and Lenny.
Grand Slam record
|Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|1999||Lost qualifier||Round 1||Round 1||Lost qualifier|
|2000||Round 3||Round 4||Round 1||Round 3|
|2001||Round 3||Quarter-final||Quarter-final||Round 3|
|2002||Round 4||Round 1||Round 1||Round 4|
|2003||Round 4||Round 1||Winner||Round 4|
|2013||Semi-final||Quarter-final||Round 2||Round 4|
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Roger Federer has spent a total of 302 weeks and 237 consecutive weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, the most of any player
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