Capital: € 375 million
Age: 38
Born: 08.08.1981
Country of origin: Switzerland
Source of wealth: Tennis player
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

The Swiss Roger Federer is considered one of the best tennis players of all time. He has won the World Sportsman of the Year award several times and is both a record winner at the ATP World Tour Finals and Wimbledon. He also led the men’s world tennis rankings longer than anyone else at 302 weeks in a row and won more Grand Slam tournaments individually than anyone else.

Early life

Roger Federer was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel. His father is Swiss and the mother is South African. He has both Swiss and South African citizenship. Federer grew up in various Basel suburbs. He has a sister, Diana (* 1979). He started playing tennis at the age of three.


Federer’s tennis career began rather unspectacular and he shone with great continuity and steady development rather than with extraordinary international success. A major development only began when he joined the TC Old Boys tennis club at the age of eight.

At the age of 12, the Swiss could look back on some national successes and one year later decided to switch to the Swiss training center in Eclubens. Here he was sponsored by the Swiss Association and was able to achieve several national junior championship titles in the following years.

At 16, he left school to concentrate on his sports career. He then made his junior breakthrough at the Australian Open and Wimbledon shortly thereafter. From then on, his success allowed him to participate in tournaments in the professional field.

Career highlights

Winner Wimbledon

Winner Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon

Winner US Open, Wimbledon

Winner Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon

Winner Australian Open, US Open, Wimbledon

US Open winner, gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in double with Stanislas Wawrinka

French Open winner, Wimbledon

Australian Open winner

Winner Wimbledon, silver medal at the London Olympics in singles

Australian Open winner, Wimbledon

Australian Open winner

Famous quotes

“I’m 31, don’t make me so young!”
Roger Federer’s answer to the question of how his 30 years and Andy Roddick differ.

“Don’t tell me to be quiet, okay? If I want to talk, I’ll talk! ”
Federer’s angry words to chair umpire Jake Garner during the 2009 US Open final.

“Just because I smashed a racket doesn’t mean I’m freaked out.”
Roger Federer after destroying his racket in Miami in 2009 out of anger at the lost game.

“You know, you can’t make it a secret. I’m definitely a very talented player. ”
Federer’s honest answer about how he manages to play consistently at such a high level.

“Thank you, but I’m not the father.”
Roger Federer on the congratulations of an interviewer after it became known that his cow “Juliette” was expecting a calf. He had received these for his first Wimbledon victory.
(Source: Tennis Space)

Amazing facts

Roger Federer is a real chocolate drink. He especially loves his mother Lynette’s birthday chocolate cake.

As a child, he played the piano and recorder. Due to the intensive tennis training, however, he did not have enough time to further deepen his musical talent.

In addition to tennis, which Federer has been doing since he was three years old, he was also active in football as a child. He was considered a promising talent at his Concordia Basel club, but finally decided to play tennis at the age of 11.

Roger Federer was vegetarian until he was 14.

He was declared unfit for service and therefore did not have to do military service. He also did not start civilian service because of too many appointments.

In his youth, Roger Federer was not too enthusiastic about fitness.

Roger Federer claims his family is his hobby. Because of the increased risk of injury, he refrains from other sports that interest him (e.g. skiing, soccer) during his active career.

The “Maestro” loves emojis and can even write whole messages with them.

The tennis player has been decorating a Swiss stamp since 2007. He is the first living person to receive this honor.

For intercontinental flights, Federer and his family travel on scheduled flights instead of getting on a private jet. He also fetches his luggage off the assembly line himself.

With his wife Mirka Federer-Vavrinec, who was also a professional tennis player until 2002, he has two identical twin pairs (two girls * 2009, two boys * 2014). His sister Diana also made him a “double uncle” with dizygot twins.

The “Roger our” is known to tennis fans based on the church’s “Our Father”.


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