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Roger Federer

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981, Basel) is a professional Swiss tennis player. As of June 2016, he is ranked number three in the world.

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

This table shows Federer's performance in each Grand Slam tournament in singles competition.

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
2004 Winner Round 3 Winner Winner
2005 Semi-final Semi-final Winner Winner
2006 Winner Final Winner Winner
2007 Winner Final Winner Winner
2008 Semi-final Final Final Winner
2009 Final Winner Winner Final
2010 Winner Quarter-final Quarter-final Semi-final
2011 Semi-final Final Quarter-final Semi-final
2012 Semi-final Semi-final Winner Quarter-final
2013 Semi-final Quarter-final Round 2 Round 4
2014 Semi-final Round 4 Final Semi-final
2015 Round 3 Quarter-final Final Final
2016 Semi-final Absent Semi-final Absent

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