Extraordinary lives and people are marked from their early years. There is always some spark, that can be seen by few at the beginning. But sooner or later this spark shines so bright that it cannot stay unnoticed by anyone.
Roger Federer early life
The life and career of the tennis player Roger Federer is one great and real example of this saying. Since his early years, he showed his qualities and ability to make a difference. One of the greatest players of our time was born in the town of Basil, situated in Switzerland. It is also near the German and French border. The future greatest tennis player grew in Birsfelden. He even lived in Munchenstein and Riehen. The all three mentioned cities are near the German and French border. With his mother, father and sister Diana, he managed to take nothing but the best from this border childhood.
Not only the city of birth determined Roger Federer’s exciting life. His origins also add color to his history. The father was native, but his mother was from South Africa with both Dutch and French roots. So many nations and diversity in one person.
Thanks to his childhood, Roger Federer is currently fluent in German, English, and French. Except for the languages, he was also extraordinary with the sports. The tennis playing has accompanied his life through its early stages. Except for his favorite game, he even started playing soccer. Young Roger Federer could not stay unnoticed for long. Thanks to his determination and ability at the age of eleven he entered the top ten in tennis in Switzerland.
This was the point when he decided that tennis is going to be his future. The next few years it was tournaments one after another. Soon the fourteen years old Roger Federer entered the National Junior Championship. Until his most significant success for his age in 1998, he earned many smaller tournaments. The skills he had pushed him very far ahead. First came the sponsorship of the Swiss National Tennis Center, located in Ecublens. It was not long after that when Roger Federer became part of the International Tennis Federation circuit for juniors.
Roger Federer the beginning of his tennis career
Looking back at his early years it becomes apparent that it was all preparation for the greatest moment. 1998, as it was mentioned, was a fabulous year for the seventeen years old tennis player Roger Federer. This was the time when the world will start spreading its name. Not many players (not to say any other player) have achieved the success he had this year. He first won the singles finals for boys. His win was possible after he defeated Irakli Labadze. After that was the double team finals. There Roger Federer played a team with Oliver Rochus. The team who lost then was Andy Ram and Michael Llodra.
This specific year was full of surprises for the young Roger Federer. Like any human being, he did not only have incredible success. He also has few fails like the one in the US Open tournament. During the same year, he has his moments, and also lost from David Nalbandian. Not only this loss has made him weak. It made him even more determined than ever. As a result, by the end of this fabulous year, he was a professional player. Though in Gstaad he lost, from this moment the whole world would know his name.
Top one hundred
Every previous success Roger Federer has had till now helped him find its place in the top one hundred. This happened in September 1999. And it was an official acknowledgment of this young guy.
There was another great chance for this tennis player to show the world who he was in 1999. He did not get to the finals then. Still, he made a statement by defeating the all times winner then Carlos Moya.
Next year the same tournament The Marseille Open happened to be far more successful for Roger Federer. It was the first time this great player reached the finals. The millennium brought one of Roger Federer’s most celebrated successes at this stage of his career.
He lost his opponent Marc Rosset. No loss made him sad or discouraged him. Because every professional knows that one can not only learn from victory. Every failure brings new ambitions and desires to win.
That is way logically in the year 2001 Roger Federer had his triumph. With his tennis team player Martina Hingis, he won the Hopman Cup. The duo-team Hingis-Federer dominated the American pair Seles-Gambil.
First-time single player win
The same year 2001 was marked by another great win. This was the first time when the young Roger Federer has won as a single player. On the Milan Indoor tournament, he not only got to the finals. He defeated Julien Boutter and won unconditionally.
The next years Roger Federer started to appear on every prestigious championship. One of the greatest players of our time reached the quarterfinals of French Open and to the Wimbledon as well. What was even more significant, he stood against Pete Sampras. His abilities grew more and more. And this helped him beat the champion, Sampras.
In 2002 came the match with Andre Agassi. There was one of the most prestigious tournament on Earth – the Miami Masters. The event took the win from Federer and the first place as well. But it was also one step up the stair of the great career he will have.
Great times were ahead. Roger Federer won the Hamburg Masters the same year 2002. His first place in Master Series showed he has excellent future. It also kept his space amongst the greatest. All losses and wins in this period put him in the top ten. He managed to finish the session as number six in the rank list.
All his efforts and training were leading this tennis player to one of his first Grand Slam. In 2003 Wimbledon surrendered to his power. Beating Philippoussis, Roger Federer became the winner of this tournament. By this time, this was his greatest success. No one would predict that it was just the beginning of a series of Wimbledon winnings.
The year of 2004 can be called the year of the three Grand Slams. This year not only he won Wimbledon for the second time. Roger Federer managed to conquer the Australian Open and the US Open as well. For these two it could be said the same as for the Wimbledon – first from series of many wins to follow. Undoubtedly during this epic year, there were many small successes. If it is even possible to qualify a victory like this. All of them put the player to number one on the rank list. 2004 marked the beginning of the never-ending road to the top.
Roger Federer – Always on the top
During the next ten years, Roger Federer never failed from the top ten of the rank list following by Grigor Dimitrov. He was always at the Grand Slam tournaments and the ATP Masters series 1000. He played against any famous name of our times. Most of them he defeated not once or twice. His numerous victories are not easy to count. He was the master of all tournaments and surfaces. During his impressive career, he also took part in the Olympic games. This was another stage he proved himself as the best.
Amongst over a decade of nothing but tennis sports domination he also has his bad moments. Twice during 2013, he suffered severe back injury. In March and again in July he was made by the pain to stop playing. These unfortunate circumstances put him soon from number two to number six on the rank list very quickly.
The pain came back in early 2016. This time it was his knee. One day after Roger Federer lost from Djokovic, he had to go through severe surgery. His torn meniscus was repaired, and soon he had to be ready for the play. Unfortunately, it did not happen like it was planned in March. Though he recovered from the operation, it was a stomach virus that kept him outside the court.
His official comeback was at the Monte-Carlo Masters. But it was not long after that when he was struck again by his old backache. It pulled him back from the critical Madrid Open. Though it was not easy by the end of the season, Roger Federer managed to keep the second position in the rank list.
How Roger Federer present on US OPEN 2017 after his recent injury
Many fans and journalists who followed his play during the years called the year 2017 Federer’s Renaissance. There are several facts to prove that statement. With no significant win in 2016, now he managed to get on top of both Wimbledon and Australian Open. The first tournament he won for the eighth time in his career as a professional tennis player. On top of the Australian Open, he got for the fifth time.
The back pain returned, and Roger Federer missed the whole clay season, to regain power for the US Open 2017. Though he looked well, the injury influenced his qualification. He felt uncomfortable and lost in the quarterfinals by Juan Martin del Potro. He told in an interview that he predicted no chance for winning. It does not make him any less strong and great though.
Roger Federer Foundation
Roger Federer traveled a long way from a small-town boy to top professional tennis player. This fact did not change the person he is. Neither it made him forget his origins. In 2003, he put the basis of his world famous foundation named after him. It is good to become e famous and successful. And it is even better to give something to the world freely. What is better than taking care and educating the youngest – the future of the planet.
The education is the greatest treasure of the modern world.
That is why his foundation supports many programs. The region of its work is Switzerland and South Africa. These two parts of the world are where his mother and father came from. Like Roger Federer loves to say: “It is nice to be important, but it is also important to be nice.” This smart sentence generates the philosophy of the people working for this cause. Except for the education, there are many extra curriculum activities for the poor children.
Of course, Roger Federer’s foundation cooperates with the local authorities all the time. The success of this important deeds is measured by its followers. By now there are more than eight hundred thousand children whose lives were influenced by the foundation.
There is nothing left to say but good luck and many future cups. The good deeds and influence always bring back positive energy and thoughts.