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Roger Federer Tennis Legend

Roger Federer (born: August 8, 1981) is a retired Swiss tennis player and is highly regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He was first ranked world No. 1 in 2004, and held this position for a record 237 consecutive weeks (310 overall). During his time at the top of the male tennis world, his domination was shared with other tennis greats Nadal and Djokovic.

Federer turned pro when he was 17. At age 21, he won his first major singles title at Wimbledon in 2003. By the time he retired 19 years later, he had won 20 Grand Slam titles, the first to reach this milestone.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

When Federer won his first French Open title in 2009, he equaled Pete Sampras's record of 14 grand slam titles and became the sixth man to win all four majors. Over his tennis career he won 20 Grand Slam titles: Australian Open (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018); French Open (2009); Wimbledon (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017); US Open (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). Federer won the ATP Player of the Year five times (2004–07, 2009), and also won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times.

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Why Was He So Good?

Federer is a well-liked player by fans, known for his graciousness on and off the court. On the court he is known for his versatility and fitness. His superior agility and speed coupled with great stamina means he can cover all areas of the court with ease. He has been voted as one of the fittest tennis players ever. These physical attributes along with being tennis smart, well-disciplined, consistent and mentally strong make him such a champion over a long period.

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Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. Players must focus on Fitness, Nutrition and Psychology. Who is the greatest ever, the fittest ever? It might be Federer, but Nadal and Williams have the most grand slam wins.

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