Roger Federer Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 8 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

Roger Federer Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More
Roger Federer Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Short Biography

Roger Federer was born on 08-08-1981 in Basel, Switzerland. He is a Swiss Tennis Player & Philanthropist. He holds the record for the most Grand Slam in the open era. He is arguably one of the best tennis players of all time.

Roger Federer Complete Bio & Career

Federer was interested in sports from a very early age. He started playing soccer and tennis at the age of 8. He was among the top-seeded 3 players in junior tennis at the age of 11. After realizing that he is best suited for Tennis, he gave up other sports that he played at the age of 12. A couple of years later, he was fully occupied with tennis. He started playing up to three tournaments per month. To keep his momentum going, he used to practice tennis six hours a week and also three hours of mental conditioning. He often used to imitate his childhood heroes, Stefan Edberg, and Boris Becker.
At 17, Federer created won the Wimbledon boys' doubles as well as singles titles. The very next year, he turned professional and started playing in the main draw. He took the tennis world by storm in 2001, when he defeated the defending champion at Wimbledon, Pete Sampras in the fourth round. Though, he was always there but had to wait till 2003 Wimbledon to win his first-ever Grand Slam title. Thus became the first Swiss tennis player ever to win a Grand Slam title.
The year 2009 was arguably the most memorable year for Roger Federer. He completed his career in Grand Slam by winning the only Grand Slam that was excluded from his kitty, The French Open 2009. The very same year, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and finally surpassed Sampras's record of most Grand Slams titles. He created history in Wimbledon 2017 by winning his eighth Wimbledon title which is an open-era record. To date, he has won 19 singles Grand Slam titles.
He has also won an Olympic Gold at the 2008 summer Olympics in Men’s doubles and a silver medal at the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Some of the special records that he holds are 20 singles Grand Slam’s titles and 302 weeks as a World No. 1 ranked Tennis player. He has also won 28 1000 Masters as well. He has also won ATP World Tour Finals for a record 6 times.
In 2003, Federer started his own charitable trust called the Roger Federer Foundation. Through his trust, he looks after kids in underprivileged countries by providing them with education and sports training.

Honors & Awards

In his illustrious career of almost two decades, he has won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year Award twice. Once in 2006 and for the second time in 2013.

Roger Federer Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Robert Federer and Lynette Federer. He has a sister named Diana Federer. He is married to former Tennis player Mirka Wawrinka since 2009. The couple is blessed with twin girls named Myla and Charlene and a set of twin boys named Leo and Lenny.

Life's Important Dates Of Roger Federer

  • April 1 Mirka Federer's Birthday (Wife)

Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Basel, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss
Religion Christian
Address Wollerau, Switzerland
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Golf, Skiing, Playstation, Play cards, Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Turned Pro in 1998
Net Worth $350 Million
Official Website


Car Collections Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster, Ferrari, and Range Rover


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Pete Sampras
Favorite Sport Football, Tennis
Favorite Movie Gladiator, James Bond Film Series
Favorite Song Ac/DC, Lenny Kravitz
Favorite Food Italian and Japanese Cuisines

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Roger Federer

  • His mother, Lynette Federer, is a South African.
  • After his first Wimbledon title in 2003, he was gifted a cow named Juliette at the Swiss Open.
  • He was a vegetarian till the age of 16.
  • He considers 8 as his lucky number and therefore carries 8 Racquets in his every match.
  • In his 20-year professional career, he has never retired mid-match.
  • He became the first living legend who has featured on a Swiss stamp. Countries like Malawi and Austria has also released Federer stamp.