Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981 Binningen, a small town near the city of Basel, Switzerland, although he grew up in Riehen and Münchenstein.
Son of Lynette and Robert Federer. His father worked as a representative of the pharmaceutical laboratories Ciba-Geigy (Novartis). He has an older sister named Diana. In addition to the Swiss German dialect, he speaks fluent German, French and English.
He had his first racket at three years and was a prominent junior player in the national hockey team. In addition he played basketball, badminton, table tennis and football in the lower categories of FC Basel, but eventually ended up opting for tennis. At the age of eight he started playing tennis thanks to the passion that this idol aroused for this sport. : Becker and Edberg. He joined the ATP Tour in 1998 playing his first tournament in Gstaad (Switzerland). In him, it falls before Lucas Arnold by 4-6 4-6. He reaches the quarterfinals of Toulouse and even has the fortune of playing the first round of Basel against Andre Agassi, with which he yields 3-6 2-6. This will be the first of the many clashes between the two, and eventually end up dominating Roger.
In 2001 he won his first title by beating Julien Boutter in the Milan final. However, his absolute consecration is seen in Wimbledon, where he defeats Pete Sampras in the round of 16 by 7-6 5-7 6-4 6-7 7-5. Win the Hopman Cup, representing Switzerland with Martina Hingis.
Undisputed leader of the Swiss Davis Cup team climbs to 13th place in the final ranking. In 2002, wins the Sydney tournament. He begins to obtain exceptional results also in the ATP Masters Series, being a finalist in Miami (falls to Andre Agassi) and winning his first tournament of this category in Hamburg, where he defeats the Russian Marat Safin.Federer would have to have fulfilled the obligatory military service, however, in 2003, he was considered unfit for service due to a back problem, so he was exempt from service. In 2003, he wins Wimbledon for the first time and also adds trophies in Dubai, Halle, Marseille, Munich and Vienna. He is also present in the final of the Masters Series in Rome (falls to Felix Mantilla) and Gstaad (lost to Jiri Novak). It concludes like number 2 of the world to minimum distance of Andy Roddick. In 2004, he won titles in Australia, Wimbledon and the US Open, in addition to the Masters Series of Indian Wells, Toronto and Hamburg, to which we must add disparate tournaments in Gstaad, Halle, Bangkok and Dubai. Win on all surfaces and is confirmed as number 1 in the world.
In 2005, he falls in the semifinals of the Australian Open against Marat Safin and in the same round of Roland Garros against a new talent, the Spanish Rafael Nadal. In 2006 completely dominates the circuit, and improves its previous titles and wins, winning 12 tournaments, against 11 of the previous two seasons and adding 92 games won. In 2007 Federer is the winner of the Australian Open winning all his matches without losing a single set. In the European season he falls in the Monte Carlo Masters Series final against Rafa Nadal, and in Rome he falls to the Italian Filippo Volandri in the second round. In the Masters Series of Hamburg becomes the first player to beat Rafa Nadal in a ground final, with a 2-6 6-2 and 6-0, finishing the streak of 81 consecutive victories on this surface.
It is proclaimed champion of Wimbledon, defeating Nadal again. In 2008 it falls in the first round in Dubai in the hands of the British Andy Murray. In the second Masters Series of the year, Miami, loses in the quarterfinals with Andy Roddick. In Estoril, Portugal reaches its first championship of the season, defeating the Russian Nikolay Davydenko. In the ATP Masters Series of Monte Carlo, he loses the final with Rafael Nadal, who defeats him in straight sets by 7-5 and 7-5. On July 5, 2009 he became the player with the most Grand Slam tournaments won, after winning his sixth Wimbledon and surpassing the Pete Sampras brand (14 tournaments). On July 8 the Swiss won his seventh Wimbledon and rose as the new number one in world tennis by beating Scottish Andy Murray in the final, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4, in three hours and 24 minutes. In the final of the London Olympics held on August 5, 2012, he lost the gold medal to Briton Andy Murray (6-2, 6-1, 6-4). He won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award in four consecutive years (2005-2008) and was named tennis player of the decade by the ITF. On January 29, 2017, Roger Federer defeated Rafa Nadal in the final of the Australian Open 2017 after an exciting game, resolved in the fifth heat by 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3. On July 16, 2017, he won the Wimbledon tournament for the eighth time without giving Cilic hardly any choice, which he defeated 6-3, 6-1, and 6-4. Federer showed great superiority throughout the match. With this victory, Federer added 19 greats, more than anyone in history, for the 15 of Nadal. The Swiss also became the undisputed king of Wimbledon, surpassing Pete Sampras with his eight crowns.