Born: 08.08.1981 | Basel, Switzerland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, One-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 1998
Popularly regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer has been continuously ranked in the top 10 since 2002. He holds several records of the Open Era: including the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks (237 consecutive weeks); winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching each Grand Slam final at least five times; and reaching the Wimbledon final ten times. He is among the seven men (and among the four in Open Era) to capture a career Grand Slam. Federer shares an Open Era record for most titles at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras (7) and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras (5).
Federer's ATP tournament records include winning a record six ATP World Tour Finals, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments (a record shared with Djokovic and Nadal), and having won the most prize money of any player in history. He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Representing Switzerland, he was a part of the 2014 winning Davis Cup team. He spent eight years (2003–2010) continuously in the top 2 in the year-end men's rankings and ten (2003–2012) in the top 3.
Federer's versatility has been summarised by Jimmy Connors: "In an era of specialists, you're either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist... or you're Roger Federer."