If there’s anything greater than the breathtaking natural ability that Roger Federer brings to a tennis court, it’s the many records that his rare gift has delivered: alongside an unsurpassed 19 Grand Slam titles, there are a further 10 major finals and his 302 weeks at world No.1, 237 of them consecutive.
A husband to Mirka and father to twin daughters Myla and Charlene, as well as twin sons Leo and Lenny, Federer has thrived in his position as an elder statesman of tennis, with his 20 years on tour enhanced by many off-court services to the sport. As reverential as he’s revered, Federer’s commitment to honor the game’s glorious history helped establish the Laver Cup.
In 2017, Federer became the most senior Grand Slam champion in more than 40 years as he returned from a six-month injury absence with a stunning victory at the Australian Open, where he defeated Rafael Nadal in a five-set final. The titles kept coming, Federer completing the rare ‘Sunshine Double’ by winning Indian Wells and Miami in March. With an eighth title at Wimbledon secured without the loss of a set, Federer became the most prolific gentlemen’s champion in the long history of The Championships.
Winner: Australian Open, Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Miami, Halle
Quarterfinal: US Open