Roger Federer (German: [.fe.d.r.r] born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Many commentators and players regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer turned professional in 1998 and has been continuously ranked inside the top 10 since October 2002.
Federer holds several records of the Open Era: holding the world No. 1 position for 302 weeks (including 237 consecutive weeks) winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles reaching each Grand Slam final at least five times (an all-time record) and reaching the Wimbledon final ten times. He is among the seven men (and among the four in Open Era) to capture a career Grand Slam. Federer shares an Open Era record for most titles at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras (7) and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras (5).
Federer has reached 27 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including 10 in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open, both statistics being records. He also appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon through to the 2010 Australian Open. He reached the semifinals at 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2015 US Open, he played in a record 64th consecutive Grand Slam tournament, reached a record 46th Grand Slam quarterfinal, a record 38th Grand Slam semifinal and a record 27th Grand Slam final. Earlier at the 2013 French Open, Federer reached a record 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal. Federer has won the most matches in Grand Slams (297) and is the first to record 65 wins at each Grand Slam tournament.
Federer's ATP tournament records include winning a record six ATP World Tour Finals, playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments...