He who is worthy of honour should be duly and respectably be honoured because of his unimaginable achievements in life, So it is for Roger Federer, a man of humility and emulation. Roger Federer as soon after turning pro in 1999, Roger reached the semifinals of a tournament in Vienna. After a few more high-profile wins, Roger became the youngest member of the ATP’s top 100. In 2000 Roger represented Switzerland at the Olympics. He did not win any medals but surprised many by reaching the semifinals. He was ultimately defeated by Tommy Haas and Arnaud Di Pasquale.
In 2001 Roger’s potential came to full bloom when he won his first ATP singles title. He followed this triumph at the Davis Cup where he and his fellow Swiss teammates defeated the United States. All of these successes led to the press coining the term “Federer Express” in their headlines. Roger went on to win his first two ATP doubles titles and end the season ranked #13 in singles.
One night Roger received many missed phone calls from his Coach Peter Lundgren. By the time he finally picked up the messages, Roger found out that his former mentor and friend Peter Carter had died. Carter’s death shook Roger to the core. He realized that he had not lived up to anything that Carter had taught him as a tennis player and even a man. Roger decided at that moment that it was time to step up his game on and off the court.
Roger Federer would eventually become the number-one ranked player in the world, a title he held for a record 237 consecutive weeks from February 2004 to August 2008. In 2012, Roger lost his first singles medal to Andy Murray at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Federer, in 2013, injured his back and struggled to bounce back, causing his rankings to fall. However, he regained some of his strength and went on to defeat Richard Gasquet to clinch the Davis Cup in Switzerland. He lost the Wimbledon match in 2014 to Novak Djokovic in the final, but later that year defeated both Djokovic and Andy Murray to win the Cincinnati Masters for the seventh time. At the US Open, Roger advanced to his first final since 2009. In the final, Federer was once again defeated by Djokovic. He announced in December 2016 that he would enter the ATP World Tour season with a new coaching team. He participated in the 2016 Australian open and, once again, was defeated by Djokovic in four sets. He sustained a knee injury and had surgery to repair torn ligaments. In July of that year, he announced he would miss the 2016 Olympics and the remainder of the season in order to recover from his knee injury.
In 2017, Federer played in the Hopman Cup and the Australian Open in January 2017. He won the Australian Open, defeating Rafael Nadal in the final, and it also marked his 100th match at the games. Federer lost in the semifinals to Borna Coric in the 2018 Shanghai Masters. In 2018, Roger played the French Open for the first time in four years. He got to the semifinals but lost to 11-time champion Nadal. He skipped the Olympics in Rio that year, due to recovering from yet another knee injury. In 2020, Roger began his season at the 2020 Australian Open, and lost his semifinal match to Djokovic and sustained another knee injury. He subsequently withdrew from further competitions, citing needing time for his knee to recover.