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Mon, 2017-Jul-17 01:42 UTC
Length - 2:55
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 968,514 views on Sunday, 16 July 2017 our article of the day is Roger Federer.
Roger Federer (Swiss German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfɛdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is ranked world #3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player, and held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 302 weeks.
In majors, Federer has won eight Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and one French Open title. He is among eight men to have captured a career Grand Slam and has reached a record 29 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including ten a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest tennis player of all time.
Federer's ATP tournament records include winning six ATP World Tour Finals and playing in the finals at all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympic silver medal in singles at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Representing Switzerland, he was a part of the 2001 winning Hopman Cup team and the 2014 winning Davis Cup team. He was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years from 2005 through 2008.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 01:42 UTC on Monday, 17 July 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Federer.
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