A Career in Review
The Majestic Roger Federer
December 06 2013 ITS Beeyong Sison - Under constant intense pressure, this athlete still manages to respect the game and his peers. Nine years running he's the recipient of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award.
Considered by former and current players as the greatest player of all time, Roger Federer of Switzerland holds numerous men's world records in the Open Era. One of which is a phenomenal 302 weeks total as World No.1 including a 237-consecutive-weeks from 2004 to 2008.
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By Franklyn Ajaye, Sports Illustrated: "I much prefer the bonhomie that Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray display toward each other...it shows young players and even adults the true meaning of competition and sportsmanship."
The Basel-born Swiss Maestro won a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles while reaching the finals of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times -an all-time record. Federer has reached the Wimbledon final eight times in his career and is one of seven men, and one of four in the Open Era, to win a “Career Grand Slam”.
Federer shares the Open Era record for most titles at the Australian Open with Agassi and Novak Djokovic (4); at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras (7); and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras (5). Federer played in 24 Men's Singles Grand Slam finals including 10 in a row - both records - and appeared in 18 of 19 finals from 2005 Wimbledon Championships through to the 2010 Australian Open.
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The former ball-boy at his home-town Swiss Indoors Basel reached at least the semi-finals of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. He reached a record 33 Grand Slam semi-final, and a record 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final. He has also won the most matches, 260, in men's Grand Slam tournaments.
Grand Slam Record
Most Grand Slam tournaments won : 17
Most Grand Slam finals played : 24
Most consecutive semi-finals : 23
Most consecutive quarter-finals : 36
Most Grand-Slam semi-finals played : 33
Most Grand Slam matches won : 260
Ranking, Title Record
Most weeks at No. 1 : 302
Consecutive weeks at No. 1 : 237
Most tournament titles in a year : 12
(in 2006, a record shared with Thomas Muster).
Four-time Laureus Sports Award, World Sportsman of the Year (2005-2008)
Five-time ITF Player of the Year (2004-2007, 2009)
Three-time L’Equipe’s Champion of Champions (2005-2007)
Eleven-time ATP World Tour Fan Favorite (2003-2013)
Nine-time Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award (2004-2009, 2011-2013)
Two-time Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year (2006, 2013)
Five-time Swiss Athlete of the Year (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012)
Swiss of the Year (2003)
2013 Earnings in Prize Money & Endorsement
Total Earnings: $71.5 million
Salary/winnings: $6.5 million
Endorsements: $65 million
July 28, 2013: Roger Federer was named the world’s most powerful athlete by FORBES Magazine’s Annual Celebrity and ranks 8th overall. He has an endorsement portfolio, with ten major sponsors paying more than $40M per year.
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