Roger Federer creates a mark in the history of tennis with a record of 17 men's singles Grand Slam championships. Federer began playing professional tennis when he was only eight years old. He was 14 years old when he was crowned as Switzerland's junior champion. He went on to create several more records and win many more awards and prizes. He even bagged the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney. He stood at the sixth rank when players around the world were ranked by December 2002.
This was when he met his wife, Mirka Vavrinec. They became the proud parents of identical twin daughters in July 2009. But they have another set of twin boys in May 2014.
The following year saw many matches won and several awards were added to his kitty. He even won the men's doubles gold medal pairing with Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland. He is also adept at playing badminton and basketball. Federer stands out as one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He has a whole lot of endorsements to his credit which include Gillette and Wilson. His sponsors give him around $40 million every year.
With an earning of $67 million per year, Federer stands at the fifth position when the world's richest athletes are ranked. He holds a Swiss and South African passport.
His endorsement commitments are with companies like Nike, Rolex, etc. His collation with Mercedes-Benz came to an end in 2014, which he extended for three years. Lately, he entered into an agreement for five years with a telecommunications provider from Switzerland.