12 Smashing Facts About Tennis Legend Roger Federer

By Raza Mehdi

Sep 16, 2022

Roger Federer is a citizen of both Switzerland and South Africa since his mother is South African and his father is Swiss.

Federer was a vegetarian by choice till the age of 16.

Federer can play the piano elegantly since he took lessons as a child.

Federer can speak nine languages – Swiss German (his first language), English, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Swedish, Spanish and a little bit of Afrikaans.

Roger Federer gets his Wilson racquets customised and serviced by premier tennis company Priority One.

Federer loves to go hiking as it's a part of his childhood that he loves to relive.

Federer and his wife Mirka have two sets of twin children. They have two 13-year-old girls – Myla and Charlene – and two 8-year-old boys – Leo and Lenny.

The Roger Federer Foundation has raised over $40 million in charity for better education of children in South Africa and Switzerland.

Roger looked up to Pete Sampras, who had won 14 Grand Slam titles. Federer broke this record at Wimbledon in 2009 and went on to finish at 20 Grand Slam titles.

One of his signature moves on the tennis court is nicknamed SABR (Sneak Attack By Roger), an aggressive return approach that outwits opponents while they serve.

Federer's management company, TEAM8, along with other partners, launched the Laver Cup, a hard court competition between Team Europe and Team World. The 2022 edition will be his last ever tournament.

After suffering from his knee injury for some time, Federer resumed tennis by winning Wimbledon for the 8th time in 2017. He remains the oldest man ever to win the title.