Roger Federer

Major leaguer

Born on August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland, to Swiss father Robert Federer and South African mother Lynette Du Rand, Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player, currently ranked world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles – the most in history for a male tennis player – and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 302 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks.

Given all of these achievements, tennis loving people around the world consider Federer the greatest tennis player of all time.

In 2003, Federer established the Roger Federer Foundation, which helps provide grants to poor countries for projects related to education and sports, among others.

In 2009, he married Mirka Vavrinec, a former professional tennis player. That July, the couple became the parents of identical twin girls, Myla and Charlene. On May 6, 2014, the couple welcomed their second set of twins, boys Leo and Lenny. Federer lives with his family in Bottmingen, Switzerland.