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Roger Federer

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Birthday
8, 1981
Birthplace
Basel, Switzerland
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1981 (age 37)
Birthplace
Basel, Switzerland

About

One of the all time greats in professional tennis, he set the career record for total grand slams by winning 20, including 8 Wimbledon titles. He was ranked #1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals for 237 weeks in a row from 2004 to 2008. 

Before Fame

Growing up near the borders of Germany and France, he learned four languages and played badminton and basketball.

Trivia

He set an astounding record beginning in 2004, by competing in the semi-finals of 23 consecutive major tournaments. He won a gold medal in doubles competition alongside Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Olympics.

Family Life

He married Mirka Vavrinec in 2009 and together they had twin daughters named Charlene and Myla and two twin sons named Lenny and Leo.

Associated With

He beat Pete Sampras in the 4th round at Wimbledon in 2001, as Sampras's career was beginning to fade and Federer's was just taking off.