Roger Federer is a name that stands out not only in tennis but throughout the sporting world. Federer was born on August 8, 1981. He is at the pinnacle of the men’s tennis world, holding the record for the most Grand Slam trophies won in the singles division (20).
Rafael Nadal, his great nemesis, is now tied with him for the most Grand Slam titles.
He is the creator and breaker of several additional records, as well as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.
Roger Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland, to parents Robert and Lynette Federer. His father is a Swiss-German from Berneck, while his mother is a South African Afrikaner.
Mirka Federer, Roger Federer’s wife, is a former professional tennis player. They met during the Summer Olympics in 2000, when they were both representing Switzerland.
Roger and Mirka are the proud parents of four children. Roger has twin daughters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva, born in 2009, and twin sons, Lennart and Leo, born in 2014.
Federer has over 20 million social media followers, including 12.7 million on Twitter and 8 million on Instagram.
Records of Roger Federer
Federer has a total of 20 Grand Slam trophies to his credit including eight Wimbledon crowns and six Australian Open victories. Apart from that, he has won a record five consecutive US Opens as well as a single French Open in 2009.
He is one of eight men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam and a record 31 singles Grand Slam finals in the men’s category, including ten in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open.
Federer has also won a record six ATP Finals and 28 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 championships. He also holds the record for most ATP World Tour 500 victories.
Roger Federer became the oldest major quarter-finalist since Jimmy Connors reached the semi-finals of the 1991 US Open at the age of 39.
From 2006 through 2008, Federer and Nadal appeared in every French Open and Wimbledon final. The Swiss master has lost 10 Grand Slams to Nadal, who is now tied with Federer for the most Grand Slam titles (20).
Roger Federer was suffering from a right knee issue and had surgery for the first time in February 2020. In June, he suffered another knee surgery, effectively ending his 2020 season.
Federer’s intention to return to the tour with the Australian Open in 2021 had to be put on hold due to a lack of recovery time. However, assuming no unforeseen obstacles, Roger should be back at the French Open in 2021 if he chooses to compete there.
Roger Federer’s net worth in 2021
He has frequently been ranked in the top ten of Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. He is ranked seventh as of 2021, with total earnings of $90 million. Federer’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $450 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Roger Federer endorsements
Rolex is one of Roger Federer’s longest-standing sponsors. Rolex reportedly paid Federer $15 million for an endorsement contract. He also has partnerships with large corporations such as Uniqlo, a Japanese apparel firm, and Credit Suisse, Lindt, Sunrise, and Jura Elektroapparate, a Swiss company.
Federer’s Uniqlo contract is reportedly worth almost $300 million, according to ESPN and Sports Senators’ Italian tennis journalist Vincenzo Martucci.
He also has sponsorship from Wilson tennis equipment and Mercedes-Benz, a motor sporting and car marketing behemoth. His other sponsors include Gillette, Barilla, Rimowa, Sunrise, On, and Mot & Chandon and Nike.
In March 2020, he reclaimed the Roger Federer logo from Nike. He has also worked with NetJets, Emmi AG, and Maurice Lacroix in the past. His off-court revenues from marketers are significantly larger than those of many other players.
Roger Federer charities and foundations
Federer has earned a record $130 million in prize money through his long and distinguished career, which has seen him win 102 titles and is still going strong. The Swiss maestro has also amassed more than $50 million in charitable contributions for his foundation. His organisation takes care of one million African youngsters.
Elton John AIDS Foundation, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mines Advisory Group, Roger Federer Foundation, and Small Steps Project are among his charitable foundations.
He is one of just three tennis players to have won more than $100 million in prize money (Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal being the other two).