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Roger Federer (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks[2] and 285 total weeks, one week behind record holder Pete Sampras. As of 18 October 2010, he is ranked World No. 2 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Federer has won a male record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts). Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 22 career Grand Slam finals. He holds the record of reaching the semi-finals or better of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments over five and a half years from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open.[9] Federer also holds the record of reaching 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals and appeared in 18 of 19 over four and a half years from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open, excluding the 2008 Australian Open. Federer has won 4 ATP World Tour Finals and 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments. He also won the Olympic Gold Medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

As a result of Federer's successes in tennis, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for four consecutive years (2005–2008).[10] He is often referred to as The Federer Express[11] or abbreviated to Fed Express,[11] the Swiss Maestro[11] or simply Maestro.[11][12][13][14]

* 1 Childhood and personal life
o 1.1 Marriage and family
o 1.2 Outreach and charitable efforts
* 2 Tennis career
o 2.1 Pre-1998: Junior years
o 2.2 1998–2002: Early career in the ATP
o 2.3 2003–2006: Breakthrough and dominance
o 2.4 2007 to present: Gaining greatness and achieving records
o 2.5 Rivalries
+ 2.5.1 Federer vs. Nadal
+ 2.5.2 Federer vs. Roddick
+ 2.5.3 Federer vs. Hewitt
+ 2.5.4 Federer vs. Djokovic
o 2.6 Playing style
o 2.7 Equipment, apparel, and endorsements
o 2.8 Grand Slam performance timeline
o 2.9 Olympic finals
o 2.10 Records
* 3 See also
* 4 Notes
* 5 References
* 6 Video
* 7 External links
o 7.1 Profiles

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