Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player. He is currently ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles—the most in history for a male player—and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 310 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks.
After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016 and re-entered the top ten following his victory at the 2017 Australian Open.
In majors, Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles (all consecutive, a record), and one French Open title. He is one of eight men to have achieved a Career Grand Slam.
Roger Federer was born in Besel, Switzerland, and grew up in nearby Birsfelden, Riehen, and then Münchenstein, close to the French and German borders, and he speaks Swiss German, Standard German, English, and French fluently, as well as functional Italian and Swedish, with Swiss German and English his native languages.
At the 2000 Sydney Olympics Federer met former Women's Tennis Association player Miroslava Federer (usually called Mirka) while they were both competing for Switzerland. Mirka retired from the tour in 2002 because of a foot injury.
In 2009, They married near Basel on 11 April 2009 in a small and intimate ceremony, and Mirka gave birth to identical twin girls that same year. Then in 2014, she gave birth to two twin boys.
In 2003, Roger Federer established the Roger Federer Foundation to help disadvantaged children and to promote their access to education and sports, and was particularly supportive for the children in South Africa as his mother is from there.
Since then, he has also tried helping people in different countries and regions affected by natural disasters through fund raising, such as India tsunami and Haiti earthquake, as well as Queensland flood in Australia.
Federer was also appointed a Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF in April 2006 and has appeared in UNICEF public messages to raise public awareness of AIDS.