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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20: Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day eight of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Vishnu Sreenivasan, Reporter

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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked No. 2 by The Association of Tennis Professional(ATP). Federer has won the most number of grand slam singles titles with whooping 19 titles. Federer also held the No.1 spot for 302 weeks, 237 of them being consecutive. He has won 11 Wimbledon Championships, 7 of those being consecutive. At age 11, he was among the top 3 junior tennis in Switzerland. By age 12, he decided to quit all sports and focus on tennis, which he felt he excelled at. At 14, he was fully immersed in the game, practicing six hours a week and conditioning for three hours. He tried to imitate his idols, Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg, to perfect his technique.

Federer has faced his longtime rival Rafael Nadal at many championships

MATCHES BETWEEN ROGER FEDERER AND RAFAEL NADAL

YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP COURT WINNER
2004 ATP MASTER SERIES MIAMI OUTDOOR

HARD

RAFAEL

NADAL

2005 ATP MASTER SERIES MIAMI OUTDOOR HARD ROGER

FEDERER

2005 ROLAND GARROS OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2006 DUBAI OUTDOOR HARD RAFAEL

NADAL

2006 ATP MASTER SERIES MONTE CARLO OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2006 ATP MASTER SERIES ROME OUTDOOR

CLAY

RAFAEL

NADAL

2006 ROLAND GARROS OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2006 WIMBLEDON OUTDOOR GRASS ROGER FEDERER
2006 TENNIS MASTER CUP INDOOR

HARD

ROGER FEDERER
2007 ATP MASTER SERIES MONTE CARLO OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2007 ATP MASTER SERIES HAMBURG OUTDOOR CLAY ROGER

FEDERER

2007 ROLAND GARROS OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2007 WIMBLEDON OUTDOOR GRASS ROGER FEDERER
2007 TENNIS MASTER CUP INDOOR

HARD

ROGER FEDERER
2008 ATP MASTER SERIES MONTE CARLO OUTDOOR

CLAY

RAFAEL

NADAL

2008 ATP MASTER SERIES HAMBURG OUTDOOR

CLAY

RAFAEL

NADAL

2008 ROLAND GARROS OUTDOOR

CLAY

RAFAEL

NADAL

2008 WIMBLEDON OUTDOOR GRASS RAFAEL

NADAL

2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN OUTDOOR

HARD

RAFAEL

NADAL

 

2009 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 MADRID OUTDOOR

CLAY

ROGER FEDERER
2010 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 MADRID OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2010 ATP FINALS INDOOR

HARD

ROGER FEDERER
2011 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 MIAMI OUTDOOR HARD RAFAEL

NADAL

2011 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 MADRID OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2011 ROLAND GARROS OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2011 ATP FINALS INDOOR HARD ROGER FEDERER
2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN OUTDOOR HARD RAFAEL

NADAL

2012 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 INDIAN WELLS OUTDOOR HARD ROGER FEDERER
2013 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 INDIAN WELLS OUTDOOR HARD RAFAEL

NADAL

2013 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 ROME OUTDOOR CLAY RAFAEL

NADAL

2013 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 CINCINNATI OUTDOOR HARD RAFAEL

NADAL

2013 ATP FINALS INDOOR HARD RAFAEL NADAL
2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN OUTDOOR HARD RAFAEL

NADAL

2015 BASEL INDOOR

HARD

ROGER FEDERER
2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN OUTDOOR HARD ROGER FEDERER
2017 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 INDIAN WELLS OUTDOOR HARD ROGER FEDERER
2017 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 MIAMI OUTDOOR HARD ROGER FEDERER
2017 ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 SHANGHAI OUTDOOR HARD ROGER FEDERER

 

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