Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks and 285 total weeks, one week behind record holder Pete Sampras.Federer has won a male record 16 Grand Slam singles titles. He is one of seven male players to capture the career Grand Slam and one of three (with Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal) to do so on three different surfaces (clay, grass and hard courts).
Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 22 career Grand Slam finals. He holds the record of reaching the semi-finals or better of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments over five and a half years from 2004 Wimbledon Championships - 2010 Australian Open.
Federer also holds the record of reaching 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals and appeared in 18 of 19 over four and a half years from 2005 Wimbledon Championships - 2010 Australian Open, excluding the 2008 Australian Open.
Federer is an all-court, all-round player known for his fluid style of play and shot making. Federer mainly plays from the baseline but is also comfortable at the net being one of the best volleyers in the game today. He has a very effective smash and very effectively performs rare elements in today's tennis, such as backhand smash, half-volley and jump smash (slam dunk)
16 titles - Australian Open: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010; French Open: 2009; Wimbledon: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; US Open: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008