Biography of Roger Federer | Swiss tennis player.

(Basel, 1981) Swiss tennis player. Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, on the banks of the Rhine, in the capital of the canton of Basel, in the mark, which separates Germany Switzerland. Well son of Lynette and Robert Federer, her South African, the Swiss, his father, to become their manager, made a living as a representative of a pharmaceutical laboratory.
Roger grew up but in an environment of ranchers and farmers, on the outskirts of Basel. It is a simple type, which does not feel at ease among executives in a suit and Briefcase.
First steps in the courts
He grew up with the image in the memory of two great champions in All Tennis Club, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker, when he saw on television the final of Wimbledon by both in 1989. He grabbed his first racket at age eight, but football and ice hockey undecided maintained you until fourteen, that joined in the Switzerland Federation of tennis, where he spent it frankly wrong because he was submitted to an intense preparation surface on Earth.
By then it had an unbearable character, so much that when he trained in the centres of high performance of Ecubles, in the German zone, or Bienne, in French, it broke plenty of racket throwing against the ground to fail a coup.

Roger Federer
His career then crossed the Swedish coach Peter Lindgren, who tamed it until he could control his anger. Fruit of this and thanks to its excellent service and volley, soon began to win local and national tournaments. It closed its junior stage in 1997, winning the Orange Bowl before the Argentine Guillermo Coria. It was his first year on the ATP, which began as the 700 th in the world, after having been chosen the "best Junior" of the year.
In 1998, only seventeen years old he debuted as absolute professional of the ATP. That year he played only five games, but finished in the number 302 in the ranking, which in a single year had advanced 398 jobs. The following year it can be considered on his real debut in the world circuit, because he already played several major tournaments, including Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Miami and Monte Carlo. Completed, therefore the 1999 season, turned to number 64 on the ATP.
The year 2000 was also learning, mostly looking in the mirror of his modern Idol, Pete Sampras, although Swiss is a most versatile player because it best suits all types of surfaces, including the Earth. That season has begun to overcome the early rounds, and even reached the second round of Roland Garros.
Unstoppable ascent
In 2001 confirmed that its projection was unstoppable. Reached quarterfinals of tournaments in 1999 which did not pass the first round and, in addition, got his first title of the ATP Milan tournament, played indoors, and finished 13 th in the ranking. It ended the following season as player revelation in 2002, considered the year of its consolidation after winning the Vienna and Sydney tournaments as well as the Hamburg Master Series. In addition, reached the Miami final, but failed at Wimbledon and at Roland Garros, which prevented him from reaching the second position in the ATP rankings. It was sixth.
At the end of the year 2003, the Swiss Star finished in second place in the race of champions of the ATP after winning seven tournaments: her first Grand Slam (Wimbledon), and the open Houston, Marseille, Dubai, Munich, Halle and Vienna; i.e., on all surfaces. In addition, was proclaimed champion of the Masters Cup, defeating in the final to Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-0, 6-4.
On September 13, 2004 it officially became the winner of the race of champions of the ATP classification that is rate action in the most important tournaments of the year. Since the creation of the Open era in 1968, it was the tennis player who soon reached the first place of this classification.
In this way, Federer, who humbled the great Australian player Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the United States Open (6-0, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0), snatched also first place in the world ranking (number one in the world) to American Andy Roddick, perhaps only two players, along with the Spanish Juan Carlos Ferrero, who could make you shade in this new decade of the 21st century. Also winning in the United States, won other two Grand Slams (Australia and Wimbledon), five Masters Series (Indian Wells, Hamburg, Dubai, Gstaad and Toronto) and the Masters Cup in Houston.
Since the inception of the ATP, in 1990, Federer, with his three Grand Slam, became the second player to win in a season three of the four major tournaments, since in 1988 the Swedish Mats Wilander got it. Before, when there was so much professionalism, also Tony Trabert (1955), Lew Hoad (1956), Ashley Cooper (1958), Roy Emerson (1964) and Jimmy Connors (1974) succeeded.
At the end of 2003 Federer broke with his coach, because he was convinced that not needed technical trainer: «when I'm on the track game I, not he.» I learned so much, that I was prepared to pursue me by myself, and therefore only use a friend as a sparring partner", he said. For his part, Lundgren said: ' is he spent the day playing the PlayStation, and when something went wrong, he could not control his anger».
The heir to Sampras
Since he abandoned his discoverer, Federer only uses his physical trainer, the Swiss Pierre Paganini, and his physical therapist, Czech Pavel Kovak. In his travels through the international circuit accompany it, his parents and his girlfriend, the former tennis player of Slovak origin Miroslava Vavrinec, who is in charge of relations with the press. In 2003 he broke, moreover, with the mighty IMG organisation, to create his own company (RF), formed entirely by relatives and friends that make up your environment, and which debuted in the market with the «RF-Roger Federer» fragrance.
Federer has set up residence in Münchenstein. With his compatriot Martina Hingis, is the pride of Switzerland, where in 2003 he was elected «Best athlete of the year» and «Swiss of the year». In addition, at the end of that season the Association of professional tennis players proclaimed it «Best European player».
It is a fan of the food, and Italian cheeses, and their favorite animals are the lion and the Tiger (although cares lovingly for your Juliette cow, which gave him an amateur Swiss after winning the Gstaad tournament). His favorite music is one of AC/DC and Lenny Kravitz, and is fan of the football team F. C. Basilea.
He combines his workouts with the practice of other sports, such as golf, soccer and alpine skiing, and engaged in some moments the March of the Roger Federer Foundation, which created in December 2003 to serve homeless children from South Africa living in New Brighton, near Port Elizabeth, and promote the sport among young people.
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