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By: Diana
Olivarria
Earlier Years
Roger Federer was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel,
Switzerland.
Roger Federer first started Tennis as the age of eight.
By the time Federer was ten, people were already
talking about his “sweet touch” with the racket and his
competitive attitude.
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After Debuting
Roger Federer turned pro in 1998, and knocked out
reigning champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round at
Wimbledon 2001.
In 2003, Roger Federer won six tournaments including his
first Grand Slam tournament by defeating Mark
Philippoussis at Wimbledon.
By 2004, Roger Federer was the number one ranked tennis
player on the planet and won three of the four Grand Slam
tournaments that year including Wimbledon, the US Open
and the Australian Open.
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Roger Federer’s ultimate
rivals
Rafael Nadal:
Federer and Nadal have been playing each other since
2004 and their rivalry is a major part of both of their
careers.
Federer and Nadal held the top two rankings on the
ATP Tour from July 2005 until 17 August 2009, when
Nadal fell to world no. 3.
Federer and Nadal are the only pair of men to have
ever finish six consecutive calendar years at the top.
Federer was ranked no. 1 for a record 4 and a half
consecutive years while Nadal, held no. 2 for a record
3 consecutive years, before surpassing Federer in
August 2008.
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Roger Federer’s Ultimate
Rivals continued
Novak Djokovic:
The Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic rivalry is the
biggest rivalry in Grand Slam history with a record of
11 matches played against each other.
Novak Djokovic is the only player besides Rafael Nadal
to have defeated Federer in consecutive Grand Slam
tournaments.
Many experts have incorporated the rivalry between
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as one of the best
rivalries in the Tennis Open Era.
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Roger Federer’s Equipment
Federer currently plays with a customized Wilson
Pro Staff 6.1 90 BLX tennis racquet.
Federer has a contract with Nike footwear and
apparel.
For the 2006 championships at Wimbledon, Nike
designed a jacket emblazoned with a crest of
three tennis racquets.
The three racquets represent the Wimbledon
Championships he had previously won, which was
updated the next year with four racquets after he
won the Championship in 2006.
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Specific Information about his
Racquet
Roger Federer’s racquet is characterized by its
smaller hitting area of 90 square inches, heavy
strung weight of 364 grams, and thin beam of 17.5
millimeters.
His grip size is 4 3/8 inches. Federer strings his
racquets at 21.5 kg mains/20 kg crosses pre stretched
20%, utilizing Natural Gut 16 gauge for his main
strings and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L
gauge for his cross strings.
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When asked about string tensions, Federer stated
"this depends on how warm the days are and with what
kind of balls I play and against who I play. So you can
see – it depends on several factors and not just the
surface; the feeling I have is most important."
Roger Federer’s Competition
Results 1998-2013
Competition Results
90
80
70
60
50
Wins
40
Loses
30
20
10
0
8
Singles
Doubles
Overall
Wins
77
8
85
Loses
35
5
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Roger Federer’s Foundation
Roger Federer started his own charitable foundation
to assist in providing sports and education to children
in South Africa. Visit the cite
http://www.rogerfedererfoundation.org/en/home/
The RFF focuses on sharing the responsibility of
problem-solving with the local community. It teaches
the children, their families and the entire community
that must learn to participate in the analysis of needs,
the development of innovative solutions as well as the
proposal and implementation of measures in order to
take over and maintain individual responsibility.
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Roger Federer Fun Facts
Roger Federer speaks 3
languages: English, French
and German.
In 2007, Roger Federer
became the first living
Swiss person to be featured
on a Swiss stamp.
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Websites:
Work cited
• http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/tennis.html
• http://www.kidzworld.com/article/5243-roger-federer-biography
• http://www.rogerfederer.com/en/rogers/foundation.html
• http://www.rogerfedererfoundation.org/en/home/
Pictures:
http://www.livetennisguide.com/2012/11/01/is-roger-federer-andnovak-djokovic-dominate-mens-singles-in-2012/
http://www.rogerfedererfoundation.org/en/home/
http://sportige.com/roger-federer-gallery/roger-federer-22/
http://federermagic.blogspot.com/2005/02/young-federer-inpictures-oo-baby-blue.html
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http://www.123rf.com/photo_14755826_switzerland--circa-2007stamp-printed-by-switzerland-shows-roger-federer-circa2007.html
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