His presence as an entertainer, the fulcrum of attacking tennis at his best, has enriched the lives of sports lovers in the 21st century. While his list of achievements with a tennis racquet is prodigious, the leader of the golden age of men’s professional tennis has also helped the sport significantly grow as a politician by championing the talents and potential of current and future ATP World Tour players.
By valuing privacy and largely eschewing the celebrity culture, Federer has been able to enjoy his fame. Having contested more than 1,300 singles matches and 136 finals in a 20-season pro career, his ability to be a family man and a top tennis player, with extensive off-court interests – including the Roger Federer Foundation – indicate a dedication, commitment and desire that is remarkable.
Happy Birthday, Roger. We look forward to welcoming you back on the court in 2017!