Roger Federer

Tennis Player Ranked No. 2 Globally

 

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall.  He is currently ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider him to be the greatest tennis player of all time. Roger has won a men's record of 16 Grand Slam singles titles.  He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least 5 times. Roger has appeared in an unprecedented 23 career Grand Slam finals, of which 10 were consecutive appearances, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals over the four and a half years from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open, the lone exception being the 2008 Australian Open. At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships he reached his 29th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal, breaking the record set by Jimmy Connors. He also won the Olympic Gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. For the past eight years (2003–2010) he has been in the top two in the year-end ATP rankings. As a result of Roger's successes in tennis, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years (2005–2008). He is often referred to as The Federer Express or abbreviated to Fed Express, the Swiss Maestro or simply Maestro. In 2011, Federer was ranked No.25 in Forbes Celebrity 100 List.

Roger Federer was a Counsellor at One Young World Summits: 2011 in Zurich.