How Tall Is Roger Federer ?
As per the professional tennis records furnished by the ATP, Roger Federer is the number one pro tennis player in the world.
This sensational player considered to be one of the greatest living legends in pro tennis also has the distinction of being at the helm of the rankings for 237 continuous weeks.Federer, a native of Switzerland, was born on August 8, 1981 in Binningen, town located closed to Basel. Roger has dual citizenship of both Switzerland and South Africa since his father, Robert Federer is a Swiss and his mother, Lynette Du Rand, is from South Africa. Roger can converse in German, French and English with comfort. Owing to his Swiss nationality, he got enrolled into the Army as a mandatory requirement to be fulfilled by all male citizens. However, a severe back problem rendered him medically unfit for the forces and therefore, Federer was allowed to leave the force before completion of the stipulated compulsory time period of service.
Federer commenced playing tennis at the age of 6 years. At this age, the child enjoyed playing both, tennis and football. By the time he became 12, Roger was sure to take up tennis as a career. Today, the internationally famous sports megastar stands tall at a height of 6 feet and 1.25 inches or 186 centimeters.
There is often a debate amongst fans and critics with respect to the height comparison between Roger Federer and his ace competitor, Rafael Nadal. Although they both are officially of the same height, Federer seems taller due to his physique.
His outstanding game skills had earned him many prestigious titles. His name stands out for being the only male player to have 16 Grand Slam titles to his credit. Also, Federer has the unique distinction of being one of the few male tennis players to win all the 4 Slams on three diverse surfaces. This sports celebrity, well known as ‘The Federer Express’ or ‘The Swiss Maestro’ is believed to play with similar ease be it the clay court, grass court or hard court; a specialty uniquely attached to only his name.
His colossal success in world tennis has honored him with the title of the ‘Laureus World Sportsman of the Year’ at a stretch from the years 2005 to 2008.
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