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Federer gets first match in Swiss-Serbia Davis Cup series

Federer gets first match in Swiss-Serbia Davis Cup series

NOVI SAD, Serbia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, a late entry for the Swiss Davis Cup team, was given the first match in the first-round series this weekend against Serbia.
Wawrinka climbs to No. 3 in men's tennis rankings

Wawrinka climbs to No. 3 in men's tennis rankings

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat the two top-ranked players in claiming the Australian Open title, jumped five places to world No. 3 Monday.
Wawrinka tops Nadal, wins Australian Open championship

Wawrinka tops Nadal, wins Australian Open championship

MELBOURNE, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in four sets Sunday in earning his first Grand Slam title in the men's final of the Australian Open.
Wawrinka looks for first win over Nadal -- in Australian Open final

Wawrinka looks for first win over Nadal -- in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka has had a series of firsts recently but he needs a huge victory Sunday to grab the biggest first of his tennis career.
Nadal beats Federer, advances to Australian Open final

Nadal beats Federer, advances to Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in straight sets Friday and earned a spot in the Australian Open finals opposite Stanislas Wawrinka.
Wawrinka beats Berdych in Australian Open semifinal

Wawrinka beats Berdych in Australian Open semifinal

MELBOURNE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka edged Tomas Berdych in four sets Thursday and advanced to the finals of the Australian Open.
Federer tops Murray, Nadal next at Australian Open

Federer tops Murray, Nadal next at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Roger Federer out-battled Andy Murray for a four-set win Wednesday and will face world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semifinals.
Wawrinka beats Djokovic, moves to Australian Open semis

Wawrinka beats Djokovic, moves to Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka ended Novak Djokovic 25-match Australian Open winning streak with an impressive five-set victory Tuesday.
Dimitrov joins elite field in Australian Open quarters

Dimitrov joins elite field in Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Grigor Dimitrov won in four sets Monday and advanced to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal where he will meet No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

Federer, Tsonga to meet in next round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both won in straight sets Saturday, setting up the first Top 10 match of the 2013 Australian Open.
Del Potro ousted at Australian Open

Del Potro ousted at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Roberto Bautista Agut, playing into early Friday, ousted fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro in a second-round match at the Australian Open.
Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

Nadal, Murray advance on hot day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, fourth-seeded Andy Murray and No. 6 Roger Federer all advanced Tuesday in first-round play at the Australian Open.
Del Potro making up ground in ATP rankings

Del Potro making up ground in ATP rankings

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro, who won last week's ATP tournament in Sydney, pulled closer to his stated goal of reaching the top three in the ATP world rankings
Djokovic to open Australian Open against 90th-ranked Lacko

Djokovic to open Australian Open against 90th-ranked Lacko

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic opens his attempt for a fourth-consecutive Australian Open title against Lukas Lacko, the draw for the year's first tennis major showed Friday.
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Roger Federer
Swiss Roger Federer celebrates winning a point against Columbian Alejandro Falla on the first day of the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on June 21 2010. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Roger Federer (German pronunciation: ) (born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who held the ATP number one position for a record 237 consecutive weeks, and 285 weeks overall. As of 10 September 2011, he is ranked World No. 3 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won a men's 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). He is the only male player in tennis history to have reached the title match of each Grand Slam tournament at least 5 times. Many sports analysts, tennis critics, and former and current players consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Federer has appeared in an unprecedented 23 career Grand Slam finals, of which 10 were consecutive appearances, and appeared in 18 of 19 finals over the four and a half years from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open, the lone exception being the 2008 Australian Open. He holds the record of reaching the semifinals or better of 23 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments over five and a half years from the 2004 Wimbledon Championships through the 2010 Australian Open. At the 2011 US Open he reached a record 30th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Federer has won a record five ATP World Tour Finals (shared with Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras) and 17 ATP Masters Series tournaments (tied second all-time). He also won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with his compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. For the past eight years (2003–2010) he has been in the top two in the year-end rankings.

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