Thirty-nine August have passed since the birth of Roger Federer in Basel. Maximum winner of Grand Slam tournaments, the Swiss owns an unquestionable aesthetic game.
His 20 Grand Slam trophies are divided as follows: eight Wimbledon, six Australia, five US Open, one Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal has one title and Novak Djokovic three. The age difference plays against His Majesty and it is a possibility that both end up surpassing him.
Roger’s harmony when hitting, the sportsman he became after a more rebellious adolescence and the feeling that he played without effort make him the favorite of many in white sports. His rivalry with Rafael Nadal is one of the most inspiring in sports history.
Federer completed 310 weeks as World No. 1, more than anyone else. The Swiss teacher also achieved 103 titles in his career, close to the 109 that Jimmy Connors achieved.
Off the courts until 2021, Federer aims to return at the Australian Open and his big goal seems to be centered in Tokyo, to find his only pending account: a Gold medal in singles.
His last birthday in his thirties shows him eagerly to continue giving away his tennis. We hope for much more.