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Roger Federer

Roger FedererBorn: 8-Aug-1981
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: Switzerland
Executive summary: Winner of 17 Grand Slam titles

Roger Federer is one of the best tennis players currently touring, and undoubtedly the best Swiss tennis player ever. Federer was raised in Münchenstein, a suburb of Basel. He started playing tennis at the age of three, and for several years he was an outstanding player at both tennis and soccer. In adolescence, he decided to concentrate on tennis, and at 14 his parents enrolled him at the National Tennis Center, where he lived the game for two years. As a young player, Federer quickly climbed through the junior ranks. During his last year as a junior, in 1998, he won the Wimbledon singles and doubles junior championships. In his first few years on the adult circuit, Federer won a few minor tournaments, but wilted at the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the French Open. Yet in 2003, Federer made history by becoming the first Swiss man to win the singles championship at Wimbledon.

Federer endorses high-quality timepieces manufactured by Maurice Lacroix in television commercials. He is also sponsored by Nike, Wilson, and Emmi, a Swiss dairy conglomerate.

[1] Interview with ASAP Sports, 28 June 2007.

Father: Robert Federer
Mother: Lynette Federer
Sister: Diana (b. 1980)
Wife: Miroslava Vavrinec ("Mirka", tennis player, m. 11-Apr-2009, two daughters)
Daughter: Charlene Riva Federer (twin, b. 23-Jul-2009)
Daughter: Myla Rose Federer (twin, b. 23-Jul-2009)

    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2003
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 2004
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2004
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 2004
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2005
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 2005
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 2006
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2006
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 2006
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 2007
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2007
    Champion, US Open Series (male) 2007
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 2007
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 2008
    Winner, French Open (men's singles) 2009
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2009
    Winner, Australian Open (men's singles) 2010
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 2012
    Endorsement of Gillette (2010)
    Endorsement of Credit Suisse (2011)
    Audience with the Pope May-2006

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