Roger Federer | Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Players | Wimbledon Championships Odds
The finest player of his generation, and perhaps of all time, Roger Federer will always be remembered for his performances at Wimbledon. The Swiss dominates on the grass courts as only Pete Sampras had done before him, with his versatility, guile and technical brilliance highlighted by the demands of the lawn surface.
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Roger Federer Bio
Roger Federer was born on August 8 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. A talented athlete from an early age, Federer preferred tennis to the winter sports played in Switzerland.
During his junior career Federer gave a taste of things to come by winning the Junior Wimbledon singles title, before going on to win another grand slam title in the doubles department.
By the time Federer turned 18 he had broken into the senior tour, and would soon score his first ATP Tour singles title at an indoor tournament in Milan.
Roger Federer Playing Style
Roger Federer is a complete player capable of hitting winning shots from the baseline, serve and net. The Swiss can effortlessly combine baseline play with serve-and-volley play, using tactical awareness and a wide variety of shots to win points.
Federer’s stand-out shot is his whip like forehand, one of the most accurate and powerful in the game. Federer also has a few trick shots up his sleeve, and is one of the few players in the world able to deliberately use showmanship to win points.
Roger Federer Achievements
A full list of Roger Federer’s achievements is beyond the scope of this Roger Federer profile. The Swiss is most likely to be remembered for two feats: overhauling Pete Sampras’ tally of 14 grand slam titles, and taking a career slam of wins at all four grand slams when he won the French Open in 2009.
Roger Federer Wimbledon Form
Roger Federer started 2010 with a bang, bagging yet another Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Fed has been subdued since then, laying low during the clay court season aside from a cameo in the final of the Madrid Masters where he lost to Rafael Nadal.
While Federer’s form has been nothing to write home about, there’s no doubting he’ll be the player to beat at Wimbledon at 2010. Keeping a low profile may actually help Federer conserve his energy and peak in time for the year’s tennis highlight.