Infographic: Roger Federer’s career in charts

by | Sep 23, 2022 | World

Roger Federer, one of the world’s most decorated male tennis athletes, will play the last game of his professional career at the Laver Cup in London on Friday.The 41-year-old Swiss player, renowned for his graceful one-handed backhand, began playing tennis at the age of eight, rising to become one of tennis history’s greatest players. He has won 103 ATP Tour titles, including 20 Grand Slams.
In a statement shared on his social media on September 15, Federer said, “I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years. Tennis has treated me more generously than I ever would have dreamed, and now I must recognise when it is time to end my competitive career.”
(Al Jazeera)
Key dates of illustrious career

In 1995, aged 14, Federer was accepted by the national development programme of Swiss Tennis.
In 1998, he made his debut at the Swiss Open as a pro player.
In 2000, Federer competed at the Olympic Games in Sydney, where he reached the semi-finals and met his wife Mirka Vavrinec.
In 2003, he won his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon and in 2004 he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It was also in 2004 that Federer became world number one in tennis – holding the position for 237 weeks until 2008.
In 2006, Federer reached the final of all four Grand Slams, winning three of them.
In 2009, he captured his 15th Grand Slam, beating the previous record held by Pete Sampras, from the United States. In the same year, he married Vavrin …

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