Web-Desk: Roger Fedrer who is a Swiss Professional Tennis Player who remained World Number One tennis Player in ATP rankings for about six years and won 20 grand slams in his career, turned 37 today.
The Swiss Superman is currently ranked world No.2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
He also holds a record for playing 30 grand slam finals. He is married to former swiss Tennis player Miroslavia.
An elite athlete, Federer is an all-court, all-around player known for his speed, fluid style of play, and exceptional shot making.
Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net, being one of the best volleyers in the game. He has a powerful, accurate smash and very effectively performs rare elements playing tennis, such as backhand smash and skyhook, half-volley, jump smash (slam dunk) and SABR (Sneak Attack By Roger, a half-volley attack on an opponent’s second serve).
David Foster Wallace compared the brute force of Federer’s forehand motion with that of “a great liquid whip”, while John McEnroe has referred to Federer’s forehand as “the greatest shot in our sport.”
Federer is also known for his efficient movement around the court and excellent footwork, which enables him to run around shots directed to his backhand and instead hit a powerful inside-out or inside-in forehand, one of his best shots.