Federer to miss Rio Olympics



Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Roger Federer is the most successful men’s player of the professional tennis era, with 17 grand slam titles to his name.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

The 34-year-old has played in more grand slam finals — 27 — than any other male player in the Open Era.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer has spent a record 302 weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings during his career, last holding top spot in November 2012.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

He is one of only eight male players to have won all four grand slam titles, and has reached the final of each major tournament at least five times.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

In 2012, Federer won a record-equaling seventh Wimbledon title, matching his childhood hero Pete Sampras and 1880s star William Renshaw.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Ahead of Wimbledon 2016, Federer had won 1,075 career matches since his pro debut in 1998, with 244 defeats, from 348 tournaments entered.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer is hoping to become the second tennis player after Novak Djokovic to crack $100 million in career prize money — he had $98,148,225 ahead of Wimbledon 2016.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer won the U.S. Open five years in a row from 2004 but has not triumphed in New York since — though he was runner-up in 2009 and 2015.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

He has also experienced success on the blue hard-courts of Melbourne, winning the Australian Open on four occasions.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

He won his only French Open in 2009, despite the interference of a court invader in the final. Federer had lost the previous three title matches at Roland Garros, and would suffer defeat on the famous red clay again in 2011 — each time against his old rival Rafael Nadal.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer has won the season-ending ATP championship a record six times.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Two of those have come since the ATP finals switched to London in 2009, though Federer has been beaten in three of the past four title matches by Djokovic.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Of his 88 singles titles, Federer has won his home Swiss Indoors event in Basel — where he used to be a ball boy — a record seven times.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer has won one Olympic gold medal — in doubles with Swiss partner Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Olympics.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Four years later, he had to settle for silver after being beaten by Andy Murray, left, in the London men’s singles final.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer has won the Davis Cup once, helping Switzerland beat France in the 2014 final of the prestigious international team tournament.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

He was recognized by his fellow pros after serving as president of the ATP Player Council from 2008-2014.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

Federer has four children — two sets of twins — with wife Mirka, pictured pregnant in 2009 after the Swiss player won Wimbledon for the sixth time.

Switzerland’s tennis superstar

His daughters are often seen at tournaments — here with their mother, herself a former tennis pro, in Madrid in 2013. The boys, born in 2014, also accompany the family on tour.



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