Roger Federer - Tennis God

Roger Federer has won twelve Grand Slam singles titles (three Australian Open, five Wimbledon, four US Open), four Tennis Masters Cup titles, and fourteen ATP Masters Series titles.

Career Highlights

Federer has won 55 of 76 finals during his career, for a winning percentage of 72.3 percent. This compares to 72.7 percent by Pete Sampras, 71.3 percent by John McEnroe, and 70.5 percent by Bjorn Borg. Making him the highly favorite to win when he enters a championship match.

From 2004 through 2006, Federer had the best three-year match and tournament winning percentages since the inception of the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings in 1973. Federer won 94.3 percent of his singles matches (247-15) and 69.4 percent of the singles tournaments he entered (34 titles in 49 tournaments, including eight of twelve Grand Slam tournaments). The three-year match winning percentage record was previously owned by Ivan Lendl, who won 92.1 percent of his singles matches from 1985 through 1987. Federer has since extended the record to four years, again besting Ivan Lendl and was very close to establishing the new mark for the best 5 consecutive seasons ever in the history of tennis.

By 2005, Federer had won singles and doubles titles on all four surfaces: hardcourt, clay, carpet, and grass. (Singles: Sydney 2002 (hard), Hamburg 2002 (clay), Milan 2001 (carpet), and Halle 2003 (grass); Doubles: Rotterdam 2001 (hard), Gstaad 2001 (clay), Moscow 2002 (carpet), and Halle 2005 (grass).

Federer equalled Sampras's open era record of 10 tournaments won on grass when he won the Gerry Weber Open in Halle in 2008.

Federer won 31 consecutive sets beginning with his Tennis Masters Cup round robin match against Andy Roddick on November 14, 2006, and ending with his first round match against Kristian Pless at the Dubai Tennis Championships on February 26, 2007

On October 27, 2007, Federer recorded his 544th career victory, which saw him overtake Carlos Moya (543) as the most active match wins leader on the ATP circuit.

As of July 2008, Federer has won singles tournaments in 17 different countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, People's Republic of China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Roger Federer is still an active professional Tennis player at his peak at 27 years old and currently ranked number 2 in points only to Rafael Nadal at this time. He is now considered to be the greatest Tennis player of all time.