It takes real guts and talent to be recognized as a formidable opponent in the realm of sports. Every athlete exerts insurmountable effort to win awards and bring honor not only to their families, but also to the countries they represent. Switzerland takes pride in its many athletes, but none of them seem to compare to Roger Federer.
From Humble Beginnings
Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981 to parents Robert Federer and Lynette Federer. Roger was the first of two children, and grew up in a house with his father, mother, and older sister. Federer was raised in Birsfelden, Riehen until their family relocated to Munchenstein, located near the French and German borders. Because of their close proximity to neighbouring countries, Roger had the privilege of learning different languages such as German, English, and French.
Roger was immensely interested in playing sports as a child and tried nearly every sport he could gain access to. He particularly enjoyed basketball and badminton. During his later years, Federer served in the military as a compulsory requirement in Switzerland. He was deemed unfit to serve in 2003 when a chronic back problem kept him from performing tasks and duties in the military.
Federer started out young in the world of tennis and joined competitions as early as 1998. He was listed as one of the top 100 ranking players in the world for the first time in 1999. Throughout 1999 to 2001, Federer made a name for himself in the mainstream tennis realm and won multiple championships representing his country. It was in 2002 that Federer got the attention and recognition he desperately longed for when he was able to defeat Pete Sampras at Wimbeldon. Sampras was a on a winning streak of 4 when Federer took the title. Win after win later, Federer was able to prove his skill in the sport and quickly gained the attention of audiences across the globe. Today, Federer enjoys being hailed by many coaches, pundits, and fans as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Assets and Net Worth
Roger Federer has secured his spot among the most successful athletes of all time, earning countless accolades, awards, and championships throughout his career. This celebrated tennis player has earned quite a hefty net worth, and is estimated to have $320 million USD to his name. Federer earns between $60 million to $70 million in a year.