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Roger Federer

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More On Roger Roger's good luck charm is Tweety Bird. He speaks Swiss, German, French, and English fluently. He founded the Roger Federer foundation, which supports sports and education for children in South Africa. (Lynette Federer, Roger's mother, is from South Africa.) Roger holds dual citizenship – a Swiss and South African national. By age 11, Roger was among Switzerland's top junior players; and by age 14, he became Switzerland's junior champion. Due to a back problem, Roger was discharged from serving in the Swiss military at age 18. Before winning his Wimbledon Singles title in 2003, Roger won the Boys' title there in 1998. He is married to Marka Vavrinec, a former professional tennis player. A street in Halle, Germany is named af ter him, Roger Federer Allee. Switzerland followed suit and also named a street in Biel, Roger-Federer-Allee. He is the oldest male tennis player to become the world number one at age 36. Roger's sister Diana, who is two years older than him, occasionally watches her brother's matches. His favorite destinations are The Maldives, Dubai, and the Swiss mountains. ML Connect with Roger: Connect with On:

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