GOAT, coach, origins: 10 questions about Roger Federer
Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, if not the greatest. Here are the answers to some questions you might ask about the Swiss.
Why was Roger Federer off the tour for 13 months?
After reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2020, Federer announced he needed an operation on his right knee and underwent arthroscopic surgery in February. In July, he said he had needed a second operation and only returned to the Tour in Doha, in March. He took more time off, played in Geneva and then Roland-Garros before returning to Wimbledon, where has won the title eight times.
What did Roger Federer do at Wimbledon in 2021
After reaching the third round at Roland-Garros, Federer made it all the way to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, where he lost to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in four sets.
Is Roger Federer injured again?
Yes. On August 16, Federer announced that he would require another knee operation and would be out for “several months”. He said the operation would help him live an active life beyond tennis, but also said it offered him “a glimmer of hope” he could return to the Tour in 2022.
Has Roger Federer turned 40?
Yes, the Swiss legend celebrated his 40th birthday on August 8, 2021.
When was Roger Federer born?
Federer was born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. “I am very proud to be Swiss“, he says. He won the Davis Cup for Switzerland in 2014. He plays the Basel Open each year, a tournament where he was a ball kid during the 1990s.
What is Federer’s nationality?
Federer is Swiss. He was born and grew up in Swiss-German. He also has a South-African passport through his mother, Lynette Durand, who was born in Kempton Park.
What is Federer’s best tournament?
The Swiss is beloved at Wimbledon, where he has won eight career singles titles and amassed 105 lifetime wins against just 14 losses. The Swiss last won the title in 2017 and he last reached the final in 2019 where he fell in a dramatic five-set final to Novak Djokovic after holding two championship points.
Who is Federer’s wife?
On April 11, 2009, Federer married Miroslava Vavrinec from Slovakia, better known as Mirka. She is a former pro tennis player (career-high No 76). Mirka met her future husband during the Sydney Olympics in 2000, where they took part for Switzerland. After retiring from pro sports in 2002, at only 24, because of a recurring foot injury, Mirka then became Federer’s career manager.
Who is Roger Federer’s coach?
Federer has been coached since 2007 by Severin Luthi, the captain of the Switzerland team in Davis Cup, which they won together in 2014. Luthi was joined on Federer’s staff in 2016 by the Croat, Ivan Ljubicic, who followed Stefan Edberg, another former player who helped Federer from 2014 to 2015. “Fed” has also been trained by Tony Roche, José Higueras and Paul Annacone during his professional career.
Who are Federer’s parents?
Robert Federer and Lynette Durand are his parents, both of them employees in a pharmaceutical company when they met, in 1970. His father is Swiss and his mother is South-African, with French and Dutch ancestry.
Who is Federer’s agent?
Tony Godsick became his agent in 2005, when the Swiss signed with IMG. They left in 2013 to create together Team8. This management agency has famous sports clients including Juan Martin Del Potro, Coco Gauff and Alexander Zverev, as well as non-tennis sportsmen (like hockey goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist). In 2017, the agency launched the Laver Cup, which is held every year between a team representing Europe and one from the Rest of the World, and organises “The Match in Africa”, a charity event.
How many children does Federer have?
Federer has four children with his wife, Mirka. The couple have two sets of twins; two girls, Charlene Riva and Myla Rose, born on 24th July, 2009, and two boys, Leo and Lenny, born on 6th May, 2014. His four children attended Federer’s 19th Grand Slam title, at Wimbledon in 2017.
How many Grand Slam titles has Federer won?
Federer is tied for the all-time lead in Grand Slam singles titles won with 20. He has won eight at Wimbledon, six at the Australian Open, five at the US Open and one at Roland-Garros. As of August 2021, Federer owns 368 Grand Slam singles victories.
Why is Federer called the GOAT?
Federer is considered by many as the GOAT (“Greatest Of All Time”), as much for all the silverware he accumulated, an objective criteria, as his game style, which is more subjective. The Swiss holds the joint record for Grand Slam titles, with 20 (six at the Australian Open, one French Open, eight at Wimbledon and five at the US Open). Federer has won 103 ATP Tour titles and is is also the joint record-holder for most titles at the season-ending ATP Finals, with six, shared with Novak Djokovic.