Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland) is a professional Swiss tennis player.
Federer joined the ATP tour in 1998 at the age of 17. In 2001, he advanced to the quarterfinals at both the French Open and Wimbledon.
En route to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, Federer beat Pete Sampras in the fourth round, ending Sampras's record of 31 consecutive wins at Wimbledon. This match marked the emergence of Federer as a prominent player on the tour.
In 2003, he won four Davis Cup games for Switzerland without losing a game. In addition, he won the Open 13, BMW Open, Dubai Open and Gerry Webber Open before participating at Wimbledon.
On July 6, 2003, he made history by becoming the first Swiss male to win the Wimbledon championship, defeating Australia's Mark Philippoussis by a score of 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).
Federer won the Australian Open for the first time in 2004. He is currently the top ranked male player on the ATP tour.
On July 4, 2004, Federer again won the Wimbledon championship, defeating American Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.
Grand Slams (3)
Australian Open - 2004
Wimbledon - 2003, 2004
ATP Masters Series (5)
Pacific Life Open, Indian Wells, USA - 2004
Hamburg, Germany - 2002, 2004
Toronto, Canada - 2004
Tennis Masters Cup, Houston, USA - 2003
ATP Tour (11)
Milan, Italy - 2001
Sydney, Australia - 2002
Open 13, Marseille, France - 2003
The Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 2003, 2004
BMW Open, Munich, Germany - 2003
Gary Weber Open, Halle, Germany - 2003, 2004
Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland - 2004
Vienna, Austria - 2002, 2003