No matter if you like Tennis or not, when the name of Roger Federer pops up, an involuntary connection between these two is being made by your brain. Roger Federer probably is the greatest tennis ambassador worldwide. He blended his professional career with numerous charitable actions aiming to help people in need as well as increasing tennis popularity even in the most remote places on Earth. Due to some injuries, his tremendous career is getting closer to the final act.

In 2016, the Swiss player had little opportunity to show his mastery on the tennis court. He is expected to return to the ATP Tour somewhere in the early stages of 2017. His latest statements are quite optimistic and his hunger for success seems alive and well.

Federer has one of the longest careers in tennis history

Today, Roger Federer turns 35 years of age. It is remarkable how he found a recipe to stay fit until now.

For most of the athletes, this hard reaching milestone is out of their hands. But Federer always seemed to be built from a special type of material. If you take a look, inside the top 50 of the ATP Tour, there are few players revolving around at this age. David Ferrer, 34, Feliciano Lopez, 34, and Ivo Karlovic, 37, are the only veterans who kept themselves on a decent yield. To be aware of Federer`s greatness, it`s enough to bear in mind that he started his professional career in the past century.

It happened back in 1998. He became the world no.1 for the first time in 2004 and 12 years later, namely in 2016, he still resides on the 3rd spot in the rankings. These numbers speak a lot about his consistency. In terms of years in the professional tennis, Jimmy Connors might threaten Federer`s numbers.

Federer has a breathtaking harvest

Throughout his journey on the ATP Tour, Roger Federer won 17 Grand Slam events.

His best record came in Wimbledon with the grass court being his best surface. At Wimbledon Federer lifted up the trophy above his head on seven different occasions. He experienced a small dose of success at the French Open where he won once back in 2009 and lost the other four finals all against Rafael Nadal. Furthermore, he has five titles at the US Open and sour spoils at the Australian Open. Overall, Roge Federer can brag about with a sum of  88 titles in the ATP Tour.

Now that he is 35-years-old, it seems the right moment for us to make a summary of his career.

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