Roger Federer is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is the holder of a staggering 20 Grand Slam Titles, and is regarded as a Legendary Tennis Player.
The Swiss professional tennis player has made his debut in 1998 and since then he has never looked back. Federer has been at the top of his sport for nearly two decades, first breaking into the top 10 of the world rankings in 2002 and then becoming the top-ranked player for the first time in 2004.
Federer has an unmatched elegance on the court along with his fabulous backhands which makes him sit at the pinnacle of men’s tennis. Federer has been World No.1 in the ATP Rankings for a total of 310 weeks. Federer has won 103 ATP Singles Titles, The Second Most of all-time in Men’s Tennis.
Federer had won his first Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon at the age of 21 in 2003 and started his reign in Tennis sports which includes being top in ATP ranking for a Record 237 consecutive weeks. Along with being great in Tennis with his flawless game, he has earned a million fans worldwide with his generous attitude and humble nature.
But the aforementioned things are something many of us are aware of Roger Federer. So on the occasion of Roger Federer’s 40th Birthday, here we present you five unknown facts about our beloved legend Roger Federer.
1. Multinational Citizenship.
Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland to Lynette and Robert Federer. His father is from Switzerland and his mother is from South Africa. His parents met while his father was on a trip to South Africa and since his parents belong from two different countries, Federer was able to get citizenship for both Switzerland and South Africa.
2. Father of Double Twins!
Federer is married to former Women’s Tennis Association player Miroslava Federer, whom he met while they were both competing for Switzerland at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Miroslava usually known as Mirka gave birth to two identical twin girls in 2009, and later the Federers had another pair of identical twins, this time, the boys in 2014. Roger Federer is a proud father of 2 twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene; and of 2 twin boys Leo and Lennart.
3. Roger Federer Allee!
You will be surprised to know that Roger Federer has a street named after him. There is a street in Halle, where the Gerry Weber tournament is held, called Roger Federer Allee.
4. Special Edition Stamps.
In 2007, the Swiss Post in Basel released a special edition stamp for Federer. Three years later in 2010, Federer was awarded a special edition stamp by Austria’s Postal Service.
5. He loves Pasta.
Roger Federer loves Italian food especially pasta. As a fun fact, he also has a brand deal with Barilla Pasta and the company even made him personalized pasta noodles.
On his Birthday, NLC Wishes the G.O.A.T, Roger Federer a powerpack year ahead.