Tennis legend Roger Federer announced retirement
Roger Federer has announced his retire from professional tennis at the age 41 after a series of knee operations. He is closing a career in which he won 20 Grand Slam titles, finished five seasons’ ranked No. 1 and significant player who creates a golden era of men’s tennis with rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
About Roger Federer:
Born: 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player and he got ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for 310 weeks. He won 103 ATP singles titles, 20 Grand Slam singles titles which is the highest till the date.
- He had been voted by his peers to get the Sportsmanship Award a record 13 times.
- He has won the ATP Fan’s Favourite 17 years consecutively.
- He was the ATP Player of the Year and ITF World Champion five times.
- He won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award a record five times.
- Roger Federer is the only person who won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.
- Federer hold the record as the world number one for 310 weeks with 237 of them held consecutively.
Game with all time great players:
Roger Federer has played with all the greats of his age and the ones preceding it, as he played with Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. In spite of having played alongside some of the greatest players of all time, Federer has broken multiple records, including becoming the oldest ever world No. 1 at the age of 36 years.
Records in four grand slams:
Australian Open: Roger Federer has won the Australian Open six times.
The French Open: He also won the French open 1 time.
The US Open: He feathered the US Open title for 5 times
Wimbledon: Roger Federer won the Wimbledon tournament for the record 8 times.
Earnings of world famous Federer:
He has cumulated over USD 1 billion in prize money and endorsements over his 24-year-long career.
About $130 million of Federer’s earnings came through official prize money.
The many more bundles of amount are coming through sponsorships, endorsements, and appearance fees at tournaments and exhibition events around the world.
The legacy that Federer leaves
Roger Federer is the only player to win at least 10 titles on three different surfaces that made him special and a legend in tennis world.
Question & Answer:
Q1. Name the tennis legend who has recently announced his retirement from professional tennis.
Ans. Roger Federer
Q2. Roger Federer belongs to which nation?
Q3. How many grand slams won by Roger Federer in his 24 years long career?