Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 17 by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
The Association of Tennis Professionals was formed in September 1972 by Donald Dell, Bob Briner, Jack Kramer, and Cliff Drysdale to protect the interests of male professional tennis players.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.
Wimbledon 2012: 1.Novak DJOKOVIC Vs 3.Roger FEDERER by Ibrahim Muhammad
His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time.
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He was ranked by ESPN as the greatest male or female tennis player to ever live in 2016.
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Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.
Federer holds several records of the Open Era: holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks ; winning 18 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching each Grand Slam final at least five times ; winning three Grand Slams at least five times each; and reaching the Wimbledon final ten times.
The game that most people call tennis is the direct descendant of what is now known as real tennis or royal tennis.
He is among the eight men to capture a career Grand Slam.
Federer shares an Open Era record for most titles at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras.
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He is the only male player to win five consecutive US Open titles.
Federer has reached 28 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open, both statistics being records.
2005 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 5th year of the 3rd millennium, the 5th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2000s decade.
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely considered the most prestigious.
He also appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon through to the 2010 Australian Open.
2010 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 10th year of the 3rd millennium, the 10th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.
The 2010 Australian Open was a tennis tournament that took place in Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, from 18 to 31 January.
The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.
He reached the semifinals at 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open.
2004 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 4th year of the 3rd millennium, the 4th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2000s decade.
The 2004 Wimbledon Championships were held between 21 June and 4 July 2004.
On his way to winning 2017 Australian Open, he set records for reaching a 49th Grand Slam quarterfinal, a 41st Grand Slam semifinal, and a 28th Grand Slam final.
2017 is the current year, and is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.
Earlier at the 2016 Australian Open, he played in a record 65th consecutive Grand Slam tournament.
At the 2013 French Open, Federer reached a record 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.
The French Open, often referred to as Roland Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
Federer has won the most matches in Grand Slam events of any male tennis player and is the first to record 65+ wins at each Grand Slam tournament.
Federer's ATP tournament records include winning a record six ATP World Tour Finals, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.
The ATP World Tour Finals is a professional men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts and is held annually in November at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.
He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Representing Switzerland, he was a part of the 2014 winning Davis Cup team.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe.
He finished eight consecutive years in one of the top two positions in the year-end men's rankings and ten in the top three.
He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years.