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Roger Federer: The Prince of Tennis

EDT 180 09/08/2013

Roger Federer: The Prince of Tennis Roger Federer born August 8th, 1981 is a Swiss professional tennis player. Who, as of August 2013, is ranked world no. 7 by the ATP. Many commentators and former and current players regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.

In 1995 Roger Federer was accepted by the National Development Program of Swiss Tennis at 14-years of age and moves from his home in Basel to the national tennis center in Ecublens.

Roger Federer turned pro in 1998, and knocked out reigning champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round at Wimbledon 2001. Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title, when he won the Wimbledon 2003 singles.

Roger Federer also started his own charitable foundation to assist in providing sports and education to children in South Africa. Visit the cite Roger Federer Foundation
The RFF focuses on sharing the responsibility of problem-solving with the local community. It teaches the children, their families and the entire community that must learn to participate in the analysis of needs, the development of innovative solutions as well as the proposal and implementation of measures in order to take over and maintain individual responsibility.

Roger Federer held the number 1 ranking for 237 straight weeks from February 2, 2004 until August 18, 2008 relinquishing the top spot to Rafael Nadal. Roger regained the number 1 ranking again on July 6, 2009.

Roger Federer: The Prince of Tennis

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Roger Federer: The Prince of Tennis

First Match, results Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic Roger Federer vs. Andy Roddick Roger Federer vs. Marat Safin 2004,Nadal won 2005,Federer won 2002,Federer won 2002, Federer won

Recent Match, results 2013,Nadal won 2013,Federer won 2012,Roddick won 2005, Safin won

Federer currently plays with a customized Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 90 BLX tennis racquet. Federer has a contract with Nike footwear and apparel. For the 2006 championships at Wimbledon, Nike designed a jacket emblazoned with a crest of three tennis racquets. The three racquets represent the

Wimbledon Championships he had

previously won, which was updated the next year with four racquets after he won the Championship in 2006.

Roger Federers racquet is characterized by its smaller hitting area of 90 square inches, heavy strung weight of 364 grams, and thin beam of 17.5 millimeters. His grip size is 4 3/8 inches. Federer strings his racquets at 21.5 kg mains/20 kg crosses pre stretched 20%, utilizing Natural Gut 16 gauge for his main strings and Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power Rough 16L gauge for his cross strings. When asked about string tensions, Federer stated "this depends on how warm the days are and with what kind of balls I play and against who I play. So you can see it depends on several factors and not just the surface; the feeling I have is most important."

Roger Federer: The Prince of Tennis

"History 1995 - 2013." Roger Federer. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Sept. 2013. <>. Jacobs, C. A. "Fun and Interesting Facts About Tennis Player Roger Federer." Yahoo Contributor Network. N.p., 25 June 2010. Web. 05 Sept. 2013. <>. "Roger Federer Career Statistics." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 09 Aug. 2013. Web. 06 Sept. 2013. <>. "Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 Racquet Review." Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 Racquet Review. Tennis Warehouse, Dec. 2011. Web. 08 Sept. 2013. <>.

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Roger Federer: The Prince of Tennis

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