|Grand Slam wins||20|
|birth date||August 08, 1981 (40 years old)|
|Born in||Basel, Switzerland|
|marital status||married to Miroslava Vavrinec (since 2009)|
|job||Tennis pro, advertising star|
|nickname||FedEx, King Roger|
|children||4 (Myla Rose, Lenny, Charlene Riva, Leo)|
Roger Federer is really that rich
Roger Federer, the tennis superstar, was not only one of the best- paid athletes in the world for a very long time, but is also in the top 3 in the all-time tennis prize money ranking. Of course, this annual income does not only consist of his games and tennis prize money . As is generally the case with professional tennis players, sponsorship deals are particularly lucrative for him and generate a significant part of his income.
While sponsorship money is more of a kind of bonus payment in other sports, it can – as in the case of Federer – amount to even more than the actual salary earned through wins and games. According to Forbes, his advertising partners , which include Uniqlo, Barilla, Mercedes, Lindt and Rolex, paid him 45 million US dollars a year alone . No active tennis player can hold a candle to him here. With a fortune of 400 million euros, the Swiss is the richest tennis player in the world. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have net worth of around 200 million euros so far, but the two opponents are younger compared to Roger and still have a longer career ahead of them.
Kit change 2018: From Nike to Uniqlo
After 24 years as Nike’s tennis figurehead, the sponsorship deal expired in March 2018 and Roger Federer entered into a 10-year deal with the Japanese fashion brand “Uniqlo” at the age of 37. Allegedly, Uniqlo will pay a total of 250 million euros for these 10 years and will probably also be a lucrative advertising partner for Federer until after Federer’s more active career.
Roger Federer, who was born in Basel on August 8th, is one of the very exceptional talents in tennis and has won many Grand Slam tournaments in his long career. He also holds a world record for being the player who has held the world No. 1 ranking for the longest time.
If you look at these great successes, it may come as a surprise that the young Roger Federer started out as an absolutely average tennis player. While other tennis stars were already celebrated or praised as exceptional talents or at least as successful newcomers in their youth, Federer only acquired his skills gradually, through the joy of playing and perseverance in training.
Tennis itself was by no means his only passion: football also appealed to him. But the year 1993 and the following year 1994 should finally be the decisive point that made Federer finally strive for a tennis career. Because in 1993 he had his first small successes, which made him want to focus entirely on tennis. This trend intensified with his increasing success, so that in 1997 he decided to leave school for the same reason.