Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has ranked him number one in the world for 310 weeks which includes a record 237 continuous weeks.
He has been the winner of 103 ATP singles titles which is the second-highest to date after Jimmy Connors that including 20 Grand Slam titles, 8 men’s singles Wimbledon titles, and 6 year-end championships.
What Is the Net Worth of Roger Federer?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Roger Federer has an estimated net worth of $550 million.
At the time of writing this article, he earned $129 million throughout his Association of Tennis Professionals career which is the second-highest amount earned in the history of tennis after Novak Djokovic who earned $145 million.
Federer was born in Basel, Switzerland on August 8, 1981. He is the child of Robert Federer and Lynette Federer. He has an older sister, Diana. As his mother hails from South Africa, he has both Swiss and South African citizenship.
He was raised nearby Birsfelden, Riehen, and later moved to Münchenstein, near French and German borders, and he knows multiple languages including Swiss German, Standard German, is fluent in English and French, and also speaks functional Italian and Swedish.
His native language is Swiss German. In 1992 and 1993, he was a ball boy at his hometown Basel tournament, the Swiss Indoors.
Similar to all male Swiss citizens, he was bound by mandatory military service in the Swiss Armed Forces. Although, in 2003 he was determined “unsuitable” and hence, no military obligation was required to be fulfilled him.
Rather, he worked in the civil protection force, and also 3 percent of his taxable income was required to be paid by him as a substitute. Federer grew up as FC Basel and the Swiss national football team’s supporter.
In addition to that, he credits his hand-eye coordination to the extensive form of sports that he used to play when he was a child, along with basketball and badminton.
Federer met Miroslava Federer who is a former Women’s Tennis Association player at the 2000 Sydney Olympics when both of them were competing for Switzerland.
Generally called Mirka, in 2002, she announced her retirement from the tour after she suffered a foot injury. The couple got married on April 11, 2009, at Wenkenhof Villa in Riehen near Basel, and the ceremony was attended by just a few close friends and family.
In the same year, the couple welcomed identical twin girls. In 2014, they welcomed another pair of identical twin boys.
From a very early age, Federer started to play tennis with his parents and elder sister Diana and very soon realized his extreme talent for the sport.
When he was 8, Roger joined the Basel junior tennis program and at the age of 10, he met Peter Carter, an Australian player who observed Federer’s potential, and for the next 4 years, they trained together.
When Federer was 13, he accepted an invitation to go to Switzerland’s national tennis training center. During that time, the training center was 2 hours away from his home in a part of Switzerland that talked majorly French.
There, he got training for 3 years and then, a new facility was inaugurated near his home in Biel. At the new training center, Peter Carter was among the instructors and his guidance led Federer to make his way to the world’s top junior rankings quite soon.
As an amateur, he became the winner of the Wimbledon junior singles and double titles, and apparently, he ranked the number one ITF player in the world.
Quickly after he became an expert in 1999, he made it to the semifinals of a tournament in Vienna. After he enjoyed a few more high-profile wins; Federer became the youngest member of the ATP’s top 100.
Federer represented Switzerland at the Olympics in 2000. He didn’t manage to win any medals; however, he still surprised a lot of people after he reached the semifinals. Eventually, Tommy Haas and Arnaud Di Pasquale defeated him.
He rose to fame in 2001, after he won his first ATP singles title. After this, he won the Davis Cup where he and his fellow Swiss teammates beat the United States.
All of these winnings resulted in the press using the term “Federer Express” in their headlines. He continued to triumph in his first two ATP doubles titles and finished the season ranking 13 in singles.
One night, Federer got several missed phone calls from his Coach Peter Lundgren. And when he finally picked up the messages, he learned that his then-mentor and friend Peter Carter lost their lives.
Carter’s demise left Federer in shock. He discovered that he had not achieved anything that he had been taught by Carter as a tennis player and even as a man. At that time, he determined that it was the moment to level up his game, both on and off the court.
Ultimately, Federer became the number one player in the world, a title that he had for a record 237 consecutive weeks from February 2004 to August 2008. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Federer lost his first singles medal 2012 to Andy Murray.
In 2013, Federer got an injury in his back and faced difficulties to bounce back which led to a decline in his rankings. However, he restored some of his strength and continued to beat Richard Gasquet, and won the Davis Cup in Switzerland.
In 2014, he lost the Wimbledon match to Novak Djokovic in the final, but the following year, he defeated both Djokovic and Andy Murray and won the Cincinnati Masters for the 7th time. At the US Open, Roger progressed to his first final since 2009 and once again, Djokovic defeated him in the final.
In December 2016, he declared that he would join the ATP World Tour season with a new coaching team. He took part in the 2016 Australian open and, yet again, Djokovic defeated him in four sets.
Federer suffered a knee injury and had to undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments. In July of the same year, he declared he would not be able to participate in the 2016 Olympics and the rest of the season to recover from his knee injury.
Federer played in the Hopman Cup and the Australian Open in 2017. He triumphed at the Australian Open, after beating Rafael Nadal in the final, marking his 100th match at the game.
In the 2018 Shanghai Masters, Federer was defeated in the semifinals by Borna Coric. In the same year, he played the French Open for the first time in the last four years. He made his way to the semifinals but was defeated by 11-time champion Nadal.
That year, he didn’t participate in the Olympics in Rio because he was recovering from yet another knee injury.
In 2020, Federer started his season at the 2020 Australian Open, and Djokovic defeated him in the semifinal match and he again had another knee injury. Later, since he needed time to recover from his knee injury, he withdrew from further competitions.
Federer has won Wimbledon 8 times, the Australian Open 6 times, the French Open once and the US Open 5 times continuously. He has also been the winner of the Grand Slam tournament twenty times.
He peaked amongst the top 8 tennis players in the world for fourteen years in a row (2002-2016). He has also been the winner of the ATP Player of the Year 5 times and also won the ITF World Champion 5 consecutive times.
He ranked number one on a list of the most recognizable people in Switzerland in 2016 and in fact, he surpassed the likes of William Tell and Albert Einstein.
From June 2016 and June 2017, Federer earned nearly $71.5 million, among which $65 million alone was from other collaborations.
Federer signed a 10-year, $300 million contract in 2018 with Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo.
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