Federer was interested in sports from a very early age. He started playing soccer and tennis from the age of 8. He was among the top-seeded 3 players in junior tennis at the age of 11. After realising that he is best suited for Tennis, he gave up other sports that he played at the age 12. A couple of years later, he was fully occupied with tennis. He started playing up to three tournaments per month. To keep his momentum going, he used to practice tennis six hours a week and also three hours of mental conditioning. He often used to imitate his childhood heroes, Stefan Edberg and Boris Becker.
At 17, Federer created won the Wimbledon boys' doubles as well as singles titles. The very next year, he turned professional and started playing in the main draw. He took the tennis world by storm in 2001, when he defeated the defending champion at Wimbledon, Pete Sampras in the fourth round. Though, he was always there but had to wait till 2003 Wimbledon to win his first ever Grand Slam title. Thus became the first Swiss tennis player ever to win a Grand Slam title.
The year 2009 was arguably the most memorable year for Roger Federer. He completed his career Grand Slam by winning the only Grand Slam that was excluded from his kitty, The French Open 2009. The very same year, he defeated Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final and finally surpassed Sampras record of most Grand Slams title. He created history in Wimbledon 2017 by winning his eighth Wimbledon title which is an open era record. To date, he has won 19 singles Grand Slam titles.
He has also won an Olympic Gold at the 2008 summer Olympics in Men’s doubles and a silver medal at the 2012 summer Olympics in London.
Some of the special records that he holds are 19 singles Grand Slam’s title and 302 weeks as a World No. 1 ranked Tennis player.
In 2003, Federer started his own charitable trust called the Roger Federer Foundation. Through his trust, he looks after kids of underprivileged countries by providing them education and sports training.