Why Roger Federer is a GOAT?

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Roger Federer celebrates winning his third round match against UK's Cameron Norrie Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester

In the world of professional tennis, Roger Federer is a name that has ruled the world for more than a decade. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why Roger Federer is considered one of the greatest players of all time – or as some fans have nicknamed him, the GOAT.

Early Life and Career

Roger Federer was born on 8th August 1981, in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Robert and Lynette, both of his parents were tennis players. While growing up, Federer played a variety of sports in his childhood before deciding to focus more on tennis.

At the age of 12, he was selected to get trained at the Swiss National Tennis Center. He met Peter Carter, his future coach there. By the age of 14, Federer was already hailed as a future star and had already won several junior tournaments.

Peter Carter helped Roger develop an all-court game and taught him to be patient and wait for opportunities to come his way. It was a style of play that soon turned into Roger’s trademark.

As a young evolving player, Roger Federer caught the attention of Ken Rosewell, an Australian tennis legend. He had been one of Roger’s idols while growing up and it was an honour for Federer to meet his hero.

Roger Federer’s Exceptional Records

When it comes to Roger Federer, no one can deny how great he is in his sport. He has been dominating the sport of tennis for over a decade and showed no signs of slowing down until we got to know he is retiring. His last match will be today 23rd Sept 2022.

Let’s look at some of his achievements on the court.

Won 20 Grand Slam Single Titles – He has won a total of 20 Grad slams including 8 Wimbledon titles, 6 Australian Open, 1 French Open, and 5 US Open. Out of his 8 Wimbledon singles, he has won 5 consecutive titles between 2003-2007 and 5 US Open singles titles between 2004-2008.

Currently, he is the player with the most Wimbledon wins a total of 8 whereas Novak Djokovic is in the second position with 7 wins. For his impressive records at Wimbledon, he is also been given the nickname ‘The King of Grass’.

As per current stats, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are leading him but he became the first player to ever win the 20 Grad Slam Titles in the history of Tennis in 2018 which was an exceptional record in itself.

1251 Singles Win – Roger Federer has won a total of 1251 out of 1526 matches in his entire career with a winning rate of 82%. He is also the only player to win more than 100 matches in two different majors.

1st Position for 310 weeks – He has been at the No 1 position in Tennis for 310 weeks, which is more than 6 years. It’s been maintaining an achievement is more difficult than achieving it.

Oldest No 1 Player – Currently Federer is 41 years old. And last time in 2018 he retained his achievement of being the oldest No 1 player in the world of tennis again at the age of 36. Thus he is the oldest No 1 Player in terms of age but with his play, he is still in his 20s.

His Versatile Playing

Roger may be best known for his playing on grass courts. As his most well-cherished achievement is for Wimbledon, which is played on grass court. But he is actually an excellent player on all surfaces.

He has won 6 Australian Open, and 5 US Open that is played on Hard Courts, while on clay Major he has 1 title as well.

And these achievements are more than enough to testament to his versatility.

Great Sportsmanship and Exceptional level of Consistency

Winning and losing is part of the game. What makes you stand out is your personality and sportsmanship. For Roger, it wouldn’t be difficult to say How a better player he is. But it would be even easier to say such an amazing sportsman he is.

He is considered a gentleman and a kind-hearted person on and out of the tennis court.

Checkout this video which shows his Top 10 Sportsmanship Moments:-


There is no question whether Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all time or Roger Federer is a GOAT. His accomplishments on the court speak for themselves, and his impact on the sport is undeniable. But what makes him truly special is his passion for the game. His willingness to continue pushing himself to the best, His Gentleman behavior, and Great Sportsmanship.

At the age of 41, Roger is still competing at the highest level. And showing us all that age is just a number

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