Roger Federer is a name that stands out not just in tennis, but in all sports. Federer, who was born on August 8, 1981, is at the top of the men's tennis world. He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, which is a record (shared with another player).
He has set and broken a lot of other records, and he is also one of the best-paid athletes in the world.
Roger Federer was born to Robert and Lynette Federer in Basel, Switzerland, where they live. His father is a Swiss-German from Berneck, and his mom is a South African Afrikaner.
Federer has more than 20 million social media followers. He has 12.7 million Twitter followers and almost 9 million Instagram followers.
Roger Federer's Injury and Knee Surgery
Roger Federer had an injury to his right knee, and in February 2020, he had surgery to fix it. Then, in June, he had more knee surgery, which put an end to his 2020 season.
Federer wanted to go back on tour for the Australian Open in 2021, but he didn't have enough time to heal. The Swiss tennis star came back at the French Open in 2021. Then, at Wimbledon Championships, he made it to the quarterfinals.
Federer needed another knee surgery after Wimbledon, so he pulled out of the rest of the ATP tour.
Roger Federer Australian Open 2022
Federer hurt his knee after Wimbledon 2021, and he had to have surgery to fix it. After that, he couldn't play tennis for a long time. The Swiss star also said that he had surgery so that he could live a normal life with his family after he retired.
Federer couldn't play in the 2022 Australian Open because he was still getting better.
Roger Federer Wimbledon 2022
If Federer's recovery goes according to plan, he might be able to play on grass courts during the ATP tour in 2022. But in an interview, the 20-time major winner said it would be a big surprise if he got to Wimbledon this year.
Federer's comments make it hard to predict if he will play at Wimbledon, and they also show how hard it is to recover from surgery at age 40.
Roger Federer's Wife (Age, Networth, Nationality)
Miroslava Vavrinec, who goes by the name Mirka, is Federer's wife. The two people met for the first time at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. They dated for nine years before getting married at the Wenkenhof Villa in Basel.
Mirka was born in a place that used to be Czechoslovakia. When she was just 2 years old, her family moved to Switzerland. Mirka was young when she met the legendary Martina Navratilova. After that, she became very interested in tennis.
Mirka turned pro in 1998. But a foot injury that kept coming back to bother her during games cut short her tennis career.
Mirka's earnings on the pro tour were estimated to be around $262,000 by the end of her career.
Roger Federer Kids
In 2009, Mirka Federer gave birth to twin girls, Myla Rose and Charlene, who were the same as each other. Five years later, Leo and Lenny, another set of identical twin boys, were born to the active couple.
Myla and Charlene started to go to all of Federer's professional matches. They were in the player box and saw their dad win a number of titles.
The first time Lenny and Leo played tennis was at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, where Roger Federer won his 19th Grand Slam title. Federer sat in his chair and got emotional as he looked at his four children after beating Marin Cilic in straight sets.
Why Did Roger Federer Decide Not to Play in the 2021 French Open?
Federer came back to a major tournament for the first time since the 2020 Australian Open at the 2021 French Open. This drew a lot of attention. The Swiss Maestro played perfect tennis and made it to the fourth round, where he was scheduled to play Matteo Berrettini.
But Federer's third-round match with Dominik Koepfer was hard on the Swiss, who couldn't fully recover after being on the court for more than 3.5 hours.
Because of this, Federer pulled out of his match before the quarterfinals, ending his run at the French Open.
Roger Federer Retirement
Since his short run in 2021, Federer has been asked more and more about his future. The Swiss Maestro stayed true to himself and said that the end is getting close. In the second half of 2021, after his third knee surgery, Roger wanted to see if he could still compete with the best one last time before giving up.
One could guess that Roger Federer's time as a tennis player is coming to an end, and by the end of the 2022 season, we will know more about this.
Roger Federer Endorsements 2022
Rolex is one of Roger Federer's oldest endorsers. Federer signed a deal with Rolex that is said to be worth $15 million. He also works with big companies like the Japanese clothing company Uniqlo and the Swiss companies Credit Suisse, Lindt, Sunrise, and Jura Elektroapparate.
ESPN and the Italian tennis journalist Vincenzo Martucci from Sports Senators say that Federer's deal with Uniqlo is worth close to $300 million.
He also has endorsements from Wilson, a company that makes tennis equipment, and Mercedes-Benz, a company that makes and sells cars. He is also a spokesperson for Gillette, Barilla, Rimowa, Sunrise, On, and Mot & Chandon, among other brands. Roger Federer also partnered with Nike.
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In March 2020, he got the Roger Federer logo back from Nike. He's also worked with NetJets, Emmi AG, and Maurice Lacroix in the past. He makes a lot more money off the court from marketers than most other athletes.
Roger Federer's Charity Work and Foundations
Forbes says that Federer has won more than $130 million in prize money over the course of his long and successful career. He has won 102 titles and is still going strong. The Swiss genius has also raised more than $50 million for good causes through his foundation. One million African children have been helped by his charity.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Mines Advisory Group, the Roger Federer Foundation, and the Small Steps Project are all charities that he supports.
Roger Federer's Net Worth
Roger Federer, who was born in Switzerland and is a professional tennis player, is worth $550 million. As of this writing, he has made $129 million in his career with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). That is the second most money a tennis player has ever made, after Novak Djokovic, who made about $145 million. In addition to the money he has made from tournaments, Roger has made around $1 billion from endorsements over the course of his career.