Can you ace this Roger Federer quiz
For many tennis lovers, Roger Federer and tennis stand for one and the same thing. Knowing how many Grand Slams the legend has won or his match-ups against the Big Three is commonplace stuff, but there are sports fans who have Federer’s career stats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those, we have designed the Roger Federer quiz. Have a go.
Q: What was Roger Federer’s biggest achievement in junior tennis?
A: Winning the Junior Wimbledon in 1998
Details: Federer was a prodigy and won both the doubles and singles final at the Junior Wimbledon in 1998. The same year, he also made it to the final of the Junior US Open but lost to David Nalbandian. He won four ITF junior singles tournaments in his junior career.
Q: Whom did he lose in his first final in professional tennis?
A: Marc Rosset
Details: 1999 was the first time when Federer entered the top 100 rankings in tennis. He played his first final at the Marseille Open in 2000, where he got defeated by Marc Rosset.
Q: What was his first title?
A: 1999 Challenger tour
Details: Federer’s first title at the senior level came in 1999 on the Challenger tour, where he won the doubles event in Spain. He won his first singles title in Milan Indoor tournament against Julien Boutter in 2001.
Q: Federer’s first big breakthrough in professional tennis?
A: Beating Pete Sampras at the 2001 Wimbledon
Details: Federer hogged the limelight when as a rookie he got the better of legend Pete Sampras in the 4th round of the 2001 Wimbledon. He never looked back from that point on.
Q: His first Grand Slam title?
A: 2003 Wimbledon
Details: In 2003, just two years after his Wimbledon debut, Federer became the first Swiss player to win a Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon when he beat Mark Philippoussis in the final.
Q: Federer’s best year in his professional career?
Details: Federer won 12 singles titles in 2006 with a crazy match record of 92–5. That year, the Swiss sensation featured in 17 finals and won 16 of them.
Q: How many times has Federer won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award?
A: Four times
Details: The tennis legend has won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times and is the only player across sports and nationalities to do so.