Live Stream all Roger Federer’s matches during Australian Open 2016
It will take a long time before the tennis scene gets an equally humble and professional player like Roger Federer. The Swiss have taken tennis to a whole new level and he will always be remebered as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. We still have a few years left with Roger but it will soon be time to move on to a new era.
Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, he grew up in the city of Basel in Switzerland and is a strong supporter of the football (soccer) team FC Basel. As a child, he had quite some issues with controlling his temper while on the court and often had angry outbursts. The swedish Peter Lundgren joined the Swiss Federation and finally got him to control the young players mood. Even as a child Federer was a very telented and he was already dominating as a junior. He won, among other, Wimbledon Juniors where he dominated against his rivals.
In 1998 he made his debut on the tour of the home tournament Swiss Open. At first, he had some trouble challenging the main players however the victories started coming in 1999 and his ranking started to rise rapidly. During the Sydney Olympics in 2000, he went all the way to the Semi Finals only to loose against Tommy Haas first and then loosing the the bronze match. Federer, however, had proven to be an extremely skilled player and the Sydney Olympics was the start of a truly great career.
Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam in 2003 and it was in his favorite tournament Wimbledon. The tournament he has won seven times. Although it was his first victory, he took it quite comfortably. Mark Philippoussis was the opponent in the final and set score was 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). This was the start of Rodger Federer’s five consecutive Wimbledon titles. The best season in Federer’s career came in 2006. He then won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. He was also in the final of the French Open, but there he lost to Rafael Nadal again. The only victory in the French Open was against Swedish Robin Soderling in 2009. Roger Federer has had it tough against Novak Djokovic and the last title came in 2012. Roger Federer has also been having back problems and his amazing career is nearing it’s end.
Roger Federer has a unique style of play with his amazing one-handed backhands. Federer’s magnificent volley game is a delight for the eye and his understanding throughout the game proves his classiness. Roger Federer played like no other and he will be remembered as one of the world’s greatest athletes when he finally puts the racket on the shelf.
- Born: 8 August 1981
- Club: –
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Active: Yes
- ATP ranking: 2