The Career of Roger Federer



6 Aug 1981

Roger Federer is born in Binningham

Swiss Junior Champion

1 Jan 1995

Federer becomes Swiss Junior champion and is chosen to train at the Swiss National Tennis Centre at Ecublens.

International Tennis Federation

1 Jul 1996

Joins the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior tennis circuit.

Swiss Champion

1 Jan 1997

Becomes the Swiss under-18s champion.

Association of Tennis Professionals

1 Jul 1998

Joins the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour and wins Junior Wimbledon. Ends year as the ITF World Junior Tennis champion.

Swiss Davis Cup team

1 Apr 1999

Debut for Swiss Davis Cup team and ginishes the year as the youngest player inside the ATP's top 100.

Future Girlfriend/Olympics

1 Jan 2000

Meets future girlfriend Miroslava "Mirka" Vavrinec at the Sydney Olympics, where he finishes fourth.

First ATP Win

4 Feb 2001

Wins first ATP tournament in Milan.

Amazing Win

1 Jun 2001

Reaches the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, defeating seven-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round. But gets beaten by Tim Henman a few days later.

ATP Masters

1 May 2002

Wins his first ATP Masters Series title in Hamburg.

Grand Slam Title

6 Jul 2003

Defeats Mark Philippousis at Wimbledon, becoming the first Swiss male to win a grand slam title.

Tennis Masters Cup

16 Nov 2003

Wins the Tennis Masters Cup for the first time.

Roger Federer Foundation

1 Dec 2003

Establishes the Roger Federer Foundation.

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

1 Jan 2004

Wins three of the four grand slam tournaments, loses to no one ranked in the top ten and wins every final he reaches. Named Laureus Wolrd Sportsman of the Year.

World Ranking

2 Feb 2004

Roger Federer becomes world ranked number 1.

First Man Ever

1 Jan 2005

Becomes the first man in the open era to win the Wimbledon and the US Open back-to-back. But loses to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals of the French Open and Marat Safin in the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

1 Jan 2006

Wins three of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Over the entire year Federer loses to only two players: Nadal and Andy Murray. Named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

Unicef Goodwill Ambassador

3 Apr 2006

Appounted a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.

10th grand slam singles title

1 Jan 2007

Wins his tenth grand slam singles title,the Australian Open. Becomes the first male to win a grand slam title without dropping a set since Bjorn Borg at the French Open in 1980.

41-match winning streak ends

11 Mar 2007

Loses to Argentine Guillermo Canas in the econd round of the Indian Wells Masters, ending a 41-match winning streak, five shy of the record. Loses to Canas again 16 days later at the Miami Masters.

Swiss Stamp

10 Apr 2007

Becomes the first living person to feature on a Swiss stamp.

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

1 Feb 2008

Wins the fourth consecutive Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.

Close yet Epic Loss

6 Jul 2008

Beaten by Nadal in epic Wimbledon final. Considered one of the greatest matches ever played in tennis

Loses number one ranking

1 Aug 2008

Loses number one ranking to Nadal after a record 237 consecutive weeks.

Olympic Gold

16 Aug 2008

Wins Olympic gold in the doubles with Stanislas Wawrinka.


11 Apr 2009

Marries Mirka.

Career Grand Slam

7 Jun 2009

Wins the French Open for the first time, completing a Career Grand Slam.

15th grand slam title

5 Jul 2009

Wins a sixth Wimbledon and record 15th grand slam title. Regains world number one ranking.

Has 2 Twin Girls

23 Jul 2009

Federer and his wife gave birth to two twin girls, Myla and Charlene.

Hit For Haiti

20 Jan 2010

In response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Federer responded by arranging a exhibition match with top tennis players Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Roddick to give up their final day of preparation for the 2010 Australian Open to form a special charity event called Hit for Haiti, in which all proceeds will go to the Haiti earthquake victims.

Named 2010 Young Global Leader

26 Aug 2010

He was named 2010 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, in recognition of his leadership, accomplishments and contributions to society.

Went to the finals of the French Open

14 May 2011

Lost to Rafael Nadal, yet still maintains his tennis advantage and scoring to keep it close.

Won gold medal in 2008 Olympics (China)

14 Sep 2011

With the Swiss team, Federer took home the gold along with his crew for Switzerland.