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This year saw the announcement of one of the biggest news stories in all of the sports. Roger Federer, who had been the number one ranked tennis player in the world numerous times, and who is beloved in the tennis community by players and fans alike, announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 41.
As well as being a well-known tennis player, Federer spent many years as a brand ambassador for Rolex as well. In honor of his legendary career and plethora of achievements, it is certainly worthwhile to take a look back at the life, career, and watch collection of Roger Federer.
Who is Roger Federer?
Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981, in Basel, Switzerland. His father, Robert, is from a prominent Swiss-German family, and his mother, Lynette, is from South Africa. Federer realized from a young age that he had excellent hand-to-eye coordination and played a variety of sports in his youth, including badminton and basketball.
He would, at a young age, develop a passion for tennis and, by his early teens, was starting to gain the interest of coaches.
How old is Roger Federer
Born on August 8, 1981, make he is 41 years as of 2022 – Federer, who started playing tennis at age eight, became Switzerland’s junior champion when he was 14.
Where is Roger Federer from
Roger Federer possesses Swiss and South African citizenship because his mother is South African. He grew raised on the French and German borders in adjacent Birsfelden, Riehen, and subsequently Münchenstein, and speaks Swiss German, Standard German, English, and French fluently, as well as functional Italian and Swedish.
Roger Federer’s Early Tennis Career
Federer played his first junior match at the age of 14 in Switzerland. However, his most notable success came two years later, in 1998, when he made his first appearance at Wimbledon. He would win both the singles and doubles titles for the juniors division that year.
Mainstream Success as an Athlete
Later that year, Federer would turn pro and make his first ATP appearance at the 1998 Swiss open. He would enter the top 100 in rankings for the first time in 1999, but his proper breakthrough would come several years later, in 2001.
In 2001, at Wimbledon, Federer caused a major upset when he defeated the heavy favorite, and tennis veteran, Pete Sampras. This would cause sports journalists and fans to take notice of the young upstart and would significantly impact the trajectory of his career.
In 2003, Federer would win his first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. The following year, he would become the first person to win three Grand Slam titles in one year since Mats Willander in 1988. While 2004 and 2005 were also excellent seasons for the imposing young player, 2006 would go on to be his best season, statistically speaking.
In 2005, Federer would play his first match against his fiercest rival, Rafael Nadal. While the two were intense competitors on the court and often brought out the best in one another athletically, they have been friends off the court for many years. Their friendship has often been seen as an example of true sportsmanship by many, and fans and the tennis press alike have been ardent supporters of it.
When Federer announced his retirement in 2022, Nadal was one of the first to congratulate him and thank him.
It remains to be seen as to what Federer’s plans are post-retirement from tennis, but he has previously mentioned wanting to spend more time with his family.
What Watches are in Roger Federer’s Watch Collection?
Federer was a long-time brand ambassador for Rolex and has often been seen wearing their watches both on and off the court. He is known to own an Oyster Perpetual in both green and yellow, as well as a “Batman” GMT-Master II and a Day-Date Platinum timepiece, among others.
Brand Ambassador Roger Federer Wearing Ceramic Rolex Daytona
When Federer is not on the tennis court, he works as a brand ambassador for Rolex. His most recent advertisement for the company features the 2016 Rolex Daytona with the black ceramic bezel and white dial. This watch is hard to find, with waiting lists around the world. Rolex has begun shipping the ceramic Daytonas out to those at the top of their waiting lists, but most people will have to enjoy seeing it in pictures before being able to purchase one.
Roger Federer wearing a Rolex Daytona
Rolex Ambassador, Roger Federer, is showing the latest Rolex Daytona in platinum with the sky blue dial, brown ceramic bezel, and Rolex oyster bracelet in platinum
Rolex Milgauss wore by Roger Federer
Rolex ambassador Roger Federer sporting one of his favorite Rolex sports models, the Milgauss with a green sapphire glass.
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