On 8 August 1981, a legend was born, who dominated the world of tennis in the early 21st century. And his name is Roger Federer. He was born to a Swiss family and according to the tradition he had to join the Swiss Armed forces when small. A small kid with a natural gift did not become successful in this field. His eyes were stuck on tennis as his only future.
Federer started his tennis career by playing a junior match in 1996 at the age of 14. He proved himself when he won his first-ever victory at Wimbledon in 1998. This victory could be said as a dual achievement as he won in both the singles as well as doubles. The year 1998 brought another opportunity to him. He got to the US Open junior finals but lost the ultimate match. Federer won around four ITF junior singles in his whole sports career and was also ranked no.1 among the junior tennis players of his time.
Roger Federer made quite an impression when small. The ATP ( Association of Tennis Professionals) ranks him No.9 among the other international tennis players. Roger won a total of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. He also won around 103 ATP singles titles. This achievement is the second most ranking behind Jimmy Connors.
Besides winning for himself, Roger also won for his country many times. In 2014 he brought the first-ever winning title in the doubles for his country Switzerland. In 2008 he won the gold medal in the Olympics along with his partner. In 2012, London Olympics, Federer brought home a silver medal for Switzerland.
He gave a break to his career when he got a serious knee injury in the year 2016. But he never gave up and showed an amazing comeback by winning three consecutive Grand Slam men singles titles for the next two years.
He knows he is the best and thus he never gave up. Roger Federer is truly a legend.