Roger Federer is one of the most popular and talented tennis players to ever play the game. What’s quite remarkable is that he’s still going strong at 31, which is old in professional tennis standards, and he’s still able to completely dominate the field of tennis.
Federer was born in Binningen Switzerland, near Basel, and began playing tennis at a very early age. He won both the boys double and singles final titles at Wimbledon in 1998, and his success hasn't really stopped since. He gained worldwide attention when he beat four time defending champion Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001, but lost in the first round. He had his first Grand Slam victory in 2003 in Wimbledon in 2003, which led to him winning many more. He’s a member of a small group of players to have ever won all the Grand Slams, which includes the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
What makes Roger Federer such an elite tennis player is his ability to play very well on all types of courts. Many of the greats that we know today, like Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are particularly dominant in one type of court. Although Federer’s weakness seems to be with clay courts, he always seems to find a way to make it at least to the finals.
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