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Roger Federer

Roger Federer is considered one of the best tennis players of all time, as well as one of the greatest sportsmen of all time: an icon and legend of world sport. With 20 triumphs in 31 finals, he is the third most successful tennis player in Grand Slam trials, behind Rafael Nadal (22) and Novak Djokovic (24). Specifically, he won 8 Wimbledon times (record), 6 Australian Open, 5 US Open and 1 Roland Garros. He is also in third place in the ranking of victories of the Big Titles (54), the most important and prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. He sits in second place on the all-time list of weeks spent as world No. 1 (310), behind only Novak Dokovic (373). However, he holds the record for consecutive ones spent at the top of the ranking (237) and at 36 he became the longest-lived tennis player to conquer the No. 1 of the ATP World Ranking. In 2009 with the victory in Roland Garros he completed the Career Grand Slam. In 2017, beating Marin Cilic in the final, he became the only man to have won Wimbledon eight times, the oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world. He won the ATP Finals 6 times, a record shared with Novak Dokovic, where he obtained a record 10 participations in the final.

He also won the most titles on both hard courts (71) and grass (19). At the Olympics he won two medals: at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold in doubles together with compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, while in London 2012, silver in singles, losing to Andy Murray in the final. With a prize pool of around 130 million dollars, he is the third tennis player in history in the ranking of career earnings, preceded by Dokovic and Rafael Nadal. In 2009, just like in the previous season, Roger lifted 4 ATP titles but they were all big, conquering the Roland Garros for the first time to become the 6th player in history who won all 4 Majors. Also, he followed that with a victory at Wimbledon, and that was his 15th Grand Slam crown, passing Sampras who stayed on 14. He was the year-end leading player for the 5th time in the last 6 years and the first player who wrapped up 7 straight years in Top 2. The season could have been even better but he lost memorable finals at Australian Open to Nadal and US Open to Juan Martin del Potro, also dropping the final of Basel to Novak Djokovic. 

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