Interesting People # 132 - Roger Federer

He was born Aug. 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland.

Roger Federer was 18 when he won his first Grand Slam match in the first round of the Australian Open.

Roger Federer was 19 when he won his first career title.

He is the only player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open consecutively three straight years.

In 2001 he ended Pete Sampras' 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round before losing in the quarter-finals.

His 2009 French Open win makes him only the sixth man to have won all four grand slam titles. The other five are: Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson and Andre Agassi.

He's won a record 15th grand slam title after winning Wimbledon today, with a 5-7 7-6(6) 7-6(5) 3-6 16-14 defeat of American sixth seed Andy Roddick. His other wins are: Wimbledon, 2003-2007, 2009; US Open 2004-2008; Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007; French Open 2009.

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