Also know as
Federer Express, El reloj suizo, King Roger, The Mighty Federer, The Swiss Meastro, NinjaFed, Rog, JesusFed, Swiss Maestro, Fed Express
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who, as of March 2014, is ranked world no. 5 by the ATP. He has been ranked inside the top 10 continuously since May 2002. Numerous commentators, pundits, and former and current players of the sport regard Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time.
He holds several men's world records of the Open Era: holding the world no. 1 position for 302 weeks overall; including a 237-consecutive-week stretch at the top from 2004 to 2008; winning 17 Grand Slam singles titles; reaching the finals of each Grand Slam tournament at least five times; and reaching the Wimbledon final eight times. He is one of seven men, and one of four in the Open Era, to capture the career Grand Slam. Federer also shares the Open Era record for most titles at the Australian Open with Agassi and Novak Djokovic, at Wimbledon with Pete Sampras and at the US Open with Jimmy Connors and Sampras.
Federer has appeared in 24 men's Grand Slam finals, with 10 in a row, both records, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through to the 2010 Australian Open. He is the only man to reach at least the semifinals of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments, from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2014 Australian Open, he extended his record to 34th Grand Slam semi-final and reached a record 41st Grand Slam quarter-final, and at the 2013 French Open reached a record 36th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final. He has also won the most matches, 265, in men's Grand Slam tournaments.