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08th Aug 2014

Happy Birthday Roger Federer: 33 reasons why JOE loves the Swiss star

We could have made the list even longer...

Paul Moore

We could have made the list even longer…

It’s Roger Federer’s birthday and to be honest there are no more superlatives left to describe one of the greatest athletes of all time. Here is our tribute to the Swiss star. Happy birthday Roger.

1) He is ridiculously good at tennis

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2) With two sets of twins, he’s obviously a fertile man

Federer has twin girls (Myla Rose and Charlene Riva) and twin boys (Leo and Lennart) with the lovely Mirka. Expect them to be competing against each other in the Wimbledon mixed-doubles final in 2035.

3) He married his childhood sweetheart

Federer and Mirka

4 Australian Open Titles

5 US Open Titles

6) He can act

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7 Wimbledon Titles

8) The age at which he first started playing

9) ’09 was when he finally won the French Open and completed the career grand slam

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10) He is the first men’s singles player to reach 10 consecutive Grand slam finals

11) He really likes football

12) This comeback in probably the greatest tennis final ever

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13) In 2003, he launched his very own fragrance named ‘RF- Roger Federer’

14) He is the only one in this Gillette ad to stay clear of controversy

Federer Woods Henry

15) In this match he is sick but still hits an impossible inside out back hand winner

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16) His serve can do this

17 Grand Slam titles in total making him the most decorated male player in tennis history.

18) He can play the piano.

19) He never forgets about his local team

20) During his recent #askrf Q&A session he revealed all of the following

A) he would love to be able to break dance, B) if he was a Disney character then he would be Tarzan, C) he hates bugs D) he thinks Jennifer Lawrence is an amazing actress, E) Michael Jordan is his favourite athlete.

21) His mates include Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter

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22) His favourite motto is…

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

23) He can pull off this look

Federer Cardigan

24) He never sweats while playing tennis

25 Career grand slam finals 

26) He’s gracious in victory and defeat

27) After winning his first-ever Wimbledon title, he was gifted a milking cow, which he named ‘Juliette’.

28) After losing this year’s Wimbledon, he somehow made us love him even more.


29) This quote from John McEnroe

“He’s the most gifted player that I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve seen a lot of people play. I’ve seen the Lavers, I played against some of the great players—the Samprases, Beckers, Connors, Borgs, you name it. This guy could be the greatest of all time. That, to me, says it all.”

30) The crowd loves him

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31) Even commentators lose their mind when he plays

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32) This photo

Federer Laver Sampras

33) He is arguably the greatest athlete in the modern era.