Zaterdag, 21 Oktober 2017 11:04

Roger Federer

...is the most beautiful man to watch play tennis. The most beautiful I've ever seen play. His movement, combined with the artistry, his racquet, the look, he's got everything going.
John McEnroe
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  • Nickname Fed Express
  • Born August 08, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland
  • Career prize money: $US 72,913,710
  • Residence Switzerland
  • Plays Right-handed (single-handed backhand)
  • Height 6'1'' (186 cm)
  • Weight 187lbs (85 kg)
  • Hair colour Dark brown
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Former idols Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg

Career Stats till july 2012
  • WEEKS AT NUMBER ONE 289
  • WON 857: LOST 192
  • TOURNAMENTS PLAYED 280
  • SINGLES TITLES 75
  • GRAND SLAM TITLES 17
  • DOUBLES TITLES 8
Previously I always thought it was just tactical and technique, but every match has become almost mental and physical—I try to push myself to move well. I try to push myself not to get upset and stay positive, and that's what my biggest improvement is over all those years. Under pressure I can see things very clear.
Roger Federer

Career

Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who as of July 2012 is ranked World number 1 by the ATP. Several sports analysts, tennis critics and former and current players consider him to be the greatest tennis player of all time.
He owns several men's world records of the Open Era: holding the number 1 position for more than 286 weeks overall a 237-consecutive-week stretch at the top from 2004 to 2008 winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles.
Federer has appeared in 24 men's Grand Slam finals. He is the only man to reach the semifinals of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.

Personal Life

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Federer is married to former Women's Tennis Association player Mirka Vavrinec. He met her while both were competing for Switzerland in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Vavrinec retired from the tour in 2002 because of a foot injury and has since been working as Federer's public relations manager. Mirka gave birth to identical twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. Federer supports a number of charities. He established the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 to help disadvantaged people and to promote sports.

Equipment...

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Federer currently plays with a customised Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 90 BLX tennis racquet. Which is characterised 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 (sometimes referred to as L3). Federer strings his racquets at 21.5 kg mains/20 kg crosses pre stretched 20%, utilizing Wilson Natural Gut 16 gauge for his main strings and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L gauge (polyester) for his cross strings. 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."