Roger Federer is among the best tennis players in the world. He was very proficient at the age of 11. Federer has gone on to win more than 20 Grandslam titles. He has won eight Wimbledon titles, which is a record.
Net Worth:$ 450m
Salary: $ 7.4m
Date of Birth: 8th August 1981.
Federer was born on 8th August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. His father Robert Federer was of swiss origin while mother Lynette Du Rand was of South African Origin. His parents worked for a pharmaceutical company where they met. As a child, he was interested in soccer and tennis.
Aged 11, he was already in the list of top 3 junior tennis players in Switzerland. Federer decided to drop other sports and concentrate fully on tennis. He was interested in tennis more than any other competition, Aged 14; he was already proficient in the game with superb skills. Federer participated in at least three tournaments a month. He set up 6 hours a week for his training.
Federer’s idols were Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg. He tried to imitate their play. At 14, he emerged victorious at the Junior tournament in Switzerland. At 16, he made his pro debut as a tennis player.
Federer is regarded as the best tens player in the world. He has won a record-breaking 20 Grand slam titles. He has been consistently being named in the top 3 tennis players by tennis federation
Federer made his debut as a pro tennis player aged 16 he won the junior Wimbledon title and Orange Bowl immediately after becoming pro. Federer has gone on to win significant titles, including 20 grand slams and eight Wimbledon. He was ranked number 1 for four consecutive years.
In 2001, Federer introduced himself to the world. He defeated the then World champion Pete Sampers. He did this in the fourth round. Federer won his first Grand slam title in 2003. He was the first Swiss player to achieve this.
Federer was ranked second in 2004. It was a successful year for him as he won many titles. They include the Australian Open, US Open, and ATP Masters. He was able to defend the Wimbledon title the same year.
Federer was ranked No. 1 for four consecutive years(2004-2008). His achievements did not go unnoticed. He became the Laureus World Sportsman of the year(2005-2008). In 2006/2007 Federer won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US open.
In 2008, he won his fifth US open by defeating Andy Murray.
2008 proved o be difficult for him. He lost two finals, that is, Wimbledon and French Open to Rafael Nadal. He dropped to second in the world’s ranking.
In 2009, Federer got up again and proved his greatness. Federer won the French Open and Grand slam. He also set a record of 15 Grand slam titles. Federer lost the other two finals. He moved to first in the world rankings. In 2012 he won his 7th Wimbledon title. Federer defeated the Scottish Andy Murray and was ranked at no.1.
2013 to date
2013 wasn’t a great year for him. He struggled. Stakhovsky defeated him in the second round of the Wimbledon. In the US opens, he was defeated by Spain’s Robredo. In 2014, Federer was beaten by rising star Djokovic in Wimbledon final. He lost us open semi-final to Croatian Marin Cilic. His woes continued to 2015.
Federer lost in the 3rd round of Australian Open to Seppi of Italy.
He defeated Djokovic and won the Dubai championship. Federer lost the quarterfinal of French Open to Stan Wawrinka.
In 2016, he was defeated by Milos Raonic to deny him a chance in Wimbledon finals. He had previously lost the Australian Open to Novak Djokovic. He suffered an injury but came back and won the Australian Open. In 2017, he won his 8th Wimbledon and set the record of many wins. In 2018, he became the record 20 Grand slam title. It was after defeating Cilic in the Australian Open.
“I have learned to be more patient.”
Style of Play
Federer has excellent foot working. His shot-making is also incredible. He was a server in his early career.
Federer uses a large 97-inch frame. It enables him to obtain more power and manage the Backhand side well.
Awards and Trophies
- 20x Grandslam titles
- 28t ATP masters
- 3x Laureus Sportsman of the year.
- Prix Orange Award
- ESPY Best Tennis Player
- ESPY Best Male International Athlete.
Product Endorsement Earning
Forbes estimated that Federer earns $86m through endorsements.
Social Media Influencing Earning
Through his massive following, Federer earns a lot of money through advertising his endorsements.
He has a partnership deal with a Swiss shoe brand. Federer also has invested in NetJets, a swiss aviation company.
Federer has never been accused of any tax evasion related charges.
Federer has won a record 20 Grand Slam titles. He has won 8 Wimbledon titles.
He signed a deal with the Japanese brand Uniqlo in 2018. The sale will run for ten years. It’s worth $300m.
Federer has a lot of companies that support him. They include Nike, Uniqlo, Mercedes Benz, Rolex, Barilla, and many more.
While young, he could smash rackets promptly after getting angry. When frustrated, he smashes his racket. He did this against Nadal in 2003.
He shouted at Nadal’s uncle in a match. In 2009 he swore at the umpire and was fined %1500. In 2012, he shushed the crowd and told them to shut up.
- 2019- leg injury
- 2017-Back injury
- 2016 Knee injury and Back problems.
- 2008- Back
Top Earned Match
In his Grand slam win, he earned $3.85m Payday.
Player Net Worth in 2020
Player Salary in 2020
Player Endorsements & Sponsorships
He earns &86m from endorsement. They include Nike, Uniqlo, Mercedes Benz and many more
Player Luxury Life
Rodger Federer is the highest-paid tennis player in the world. It has enabled him own high-end vehicles, luxurious mansions, Private jets, and Yachts.
House & Asset
He owns a luxurious house in Dubai. He owns Roger Feder Curver Villa
He is married to Mirka Vavrinev in 2009. The couple is blessed with two sets of twins. Myla Rose, Charlene Federer, Lennart and Leo
Federer owns a private jet. Net Jets of Switzerland sponsor it.
Federer love Mercedes Cars. They include;
- Mercedes SLR
- SLS AMA
- CLS 63
Federer owns a luxurious Yacht.
Foundations and Charity Work
He established the Rodger Federer foundation. It helps provide money to developing countries with a child mortality rate of 15%.
Roger Federer is the best tennis player in the world. At a tender age, he was already a proficient tennis player. Federer won tennis championship in Switzerland at a younger age. He has gone on to prove that he is the best tennis player in the world. The marksman has won a record 20 Grand slam titles.
Federer is a household name in his native Switzerland. His proficient earned him become the best tennis player in the world. His achievements has enabled him to amass a vast fortune of $450m.