Roger Federer, with 20 Slam triumphs, along with Novak Dokovic, is the second most successful player in the history of men's tennis in Grand Slam tournaments after Rafael Nadal, with 21. He is in second place in the all-time ranking of weeks spent as number 1 in the world (310), behind only Dokovic.
However, he holds the record for consecutive weeks spent at the top of the rankings (237) and, at 36, has become the longest-lived player at the top of the rankings. In 2009 with the victory in Roland Garros he completed the Career Grand Slam.
In 2017, by beating Marin Čilić in the final, he became the only man to have won Wimbledon eight times, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world. From that date until January 27, 2019, he was the only tennis player in history to simultaneously hold the record for trophies won in two different Slam events, 8 titles at Wimbledon, an absolute record and 6 Australian Open.
He is the tennis player who has won the ATP Finals several times (6) (obtaining the highest number of participations in the final, 10) and who has won the most titles both on hard (71) and on grass (19). In 2014, winning the decisive singles match against the French Richard Gasquet, he led the Swiss team to win their first Davis Cup.
At the Olympics he won two medals: at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the doubles together with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, while in London 2012 he won silver in the singles losing in the final with Andy Murray.
Roger Federer add a new coach on his team!
In addition to Ivan Ljubicic, Federer has hired a new super coach on his team. The sensational news has been spread through social media, and has already traveled around the world.
It would appear that Steffi Graf, German 22 Slam winner and wife of Andre Agassi will follow the Swiss Maestro for the final part of his incredible career. Inside sources from Federer's team said: "We have welcomed the arrival of a former champion like Steffi to our team, which can lead to improvements in some aspects of Roger's tennis for the last months of his career."
So, it would also appear that Federer, as we just read above, would still have a few months of career ahead. Could he retire by the end of 2022? If you have read the article so far we can tell you that you were the victims of an April Fool!