Player Profile – Roger Federer

Name              Roger Federer:
D.O.B              August 8, 1981
Height            1.85 Metres
            Married to Mirka, they have four children
Titles             He has won 103 singles titles on the ATP Tour, the second most of all time, including 20 major men’s singles titles, a record eight men’s singles Wimbledon titles, five men’s singles US Open titles, six Australian Open titles and one French Open title.  He also holds a joint-record six year-end championships.
Racket           Wilson ProStaff 97
Clothing       Uniqlo
            The Roger Pro – On Running’s first tennis shoe
Sponsors      Rolex, Wilson, Mercedes-Benz, Gillette, Barilla, Rimowa, Sunrise, On, Credit Suisse, and Moët & Chandon. Roger Federer also partnered with Nike in the past but hasn’t had a deal with them since 2019.

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Widely regarded as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT), he has won a staggering 20 Grand Slam titles, 31 Masters 1000 titles, and 103 ATP singles titles. But there’s more to this Swiss superstar than just his stats. Federer’s style of play, grace on the court, and humility off it have endeared him to tennis fans around the world. This post will provide a comprehensive profile of Roger Federer – his journey to greatness, his winning style, equipment, endorsements, and post-retirement plans.

Roger Federer’s career began in the late 1990s, and he quickly made a name for himself as a rising star. Early in his career, he was known for his temper and racket-smashing.  Having got this under control he began to realise his real potential. His first Grand Slam win came in 2003 at Wimbledon where he beat his hero Pete Sampras en route to the final.  It almost felt like a changing of the guard.

This began a period of unparalleled dominance as he won five straight Wimbledon titles where it seemed no one could touch him. He quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with, exhibiting a versatile playing style that allowed him to adapt to any surface. This led to him winning five consecutive US Open titles from 2004 to 2008 and six Australian Opens.

Roger and Wimbledon tennis go hand in hand.  He has made the tournament his own winning it a record 8 times, only Martina Navratilova holds more singles titles than him. The grass service suited his game perfectly, allowing him to use his all-around game of pace, power, slice, and volley to great effect.  He was part of one of the greatest matches in history in 2008 against his long-standing rival, Rafael Nadal, where he lost under the dark skies of Wimbledon in a thriller.

Federer’s skill on the court is not his only endearing quality. He has been praised for his humility, modesty, and sportsmanship, which have made him a fan favorite. This has also helped him in his endorsements, which include global brands like Nike, Mercedes-Benz, and Rolex, among others. Federer’s equipment is as impressive as his accolades, with Wilson providing him with special edition rackets customized for his playing style.

Federer’s game style is characterized by elegance and grace, but make no mistake; he is a fierce competitor. Federer’s game emphasizes his exquisite footwork and technical development on the court. His one-handed backhand, an increasingly rare style these days, is a thing of beauty, and he used it as his primary weapon. Federer’s ability to move with ease around the court and his command of shot selection make him a daunting foe. He made the impossible look easy.

Federer’s outstanding career and global appeal have attracted numerous sponsors. Major global brands such as Rolex, and Wilson have long-standing associations with the tennis star. In 2018, he signed a lucrative deal with Uniqlo, marking the end of his 20-year partnership with Nike. Furthermore, his endorsements extend beyond sports gear and apparel to include Credit Suisse and luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.

Throughout the majority of his illustrious career, Roger Federer has used a racket from Wilson’s Pro Staff series. He started with the Pro Staff 85 square inches racket, and over the years, transitioned to a customized Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph. This racket, designed to Federer’s exact specifications, is a significant part of Federer’s game, offering a perfect blend of power, control, and durability. It is also available for purchase by the public, allowing aspiring players to experience the same equipment used by this tennis legend.

Post-retirement, Federer plans on keeping his love affair with tennis alive. He has talked about possible involvement with his Roger Federer Foundation, which supports education in Africa. He is also likely to remain a prominent figure at Wimbledon and other high-level tournaments, providing a level of insight and knowledge that can only come from being in the sport at the highest levels for decades. He was treated like royalty at this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

Roger Federer is truly a tennis icon, one who has changed the game in substantial ways. He has redefined what it takes to be a true champion, both on and off the court. With his grace, humility, and lightning-fast footwork, Federer leaves the world of tennis on a high note as he continues to inspire generations of players and fans. His dedication to the sport and his flexibility in the face of challenges are what makes him the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). And for tennis enthusiasts everywhere, he will always be remembered and celebrated as a legend.

David Harris

David is the founder and chief writer at Tennis Pursuits. A tennis fanatic, David has extensive experience of the game and has reviewed 100s of products to date. He is passionate about helping others on their tennis journey.

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