What is Roger Federer's net worth and total career earnings? Roger Federer is a Swiss born professional tennis player who has a net worth $140 million and total ATP career earnings of $69 million (as of May 2nd 2012). Roger Federer was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland to parents Robert and Lynette His mother is a native of South Africa. Federer began playing tennis with his parents and older sister Diana at a very early age and quickly showed signs that he had great talent for the game. At the age of eight Roger joined the Basel junior tennis program and at ten he met Australian player Peter Carter who saw the youngster's potential. Cater and Federer trained together for the next four years until at the age of 13 Roger accepted an invitation to attend Switzerland's national tennis training center. At the time the training center was located two hours away from Roger's home in a part of Switzerland that spoke mostly French. Federer trained there for three years until a new facility was opened closer to his home in Biel. Peter Carter was one of the instructors at the new training center and his guidance Federer quickly rose the world's top junior rankings. As an amateur Roger won the Wimbledon junior singles and double titles and was eventually the number one ranked ITF player in the world.
Soon after turning pro in 1999, Roger reached the semi-finals of a tournament in Vienna and eventually and in a later match knocked off the #5 ranked Carlos Moya. After a few more high profile wins, Roger became the youngest member of the ATP's top 100. In 2000 Roger represented Switzerland at the Olympics. Though he did not win any medals, he did meet Miroslava Vavrinec who was part of the Swiss woman's team. Nine years later Roger and Miroslava married.
In 2001 Roger's potential came to full bloom when he won his first ATP singles title. He followed this triumph at the Davis Cup where his fellow Swiss teammates defeated the U.S. All of these successes led to the press coining the "Federer Express" in their headlines. Roger went on to win his first two ATP doubles titles and end the season ranked #13 in singles.
One night he received many phone calls from his Coach Peter Lundgren but he dodged many of his phone calls. By the day he picked up Roger's found out that it was not to get him to go get some rest but to inform him that his former mentor and friend Peter Carter had died. Carter's death shook Roger to the core. He realized that he had not lived up to anything that Carter had taught him as a tennis player and even a man. Roger decided it was time to step up his game in and outside of the court.
Roger Federer would eventually become the number one ranked player in the world, a title he held for a record 237 consecutive weeks from February 2004 to August 2008. He has won Wimbledon six times, the Australian Open four times, the French Open once and the US Open five times.
Roger Federer's Career Earnings:
2002: $1.995 million
2003: $4 million
2004: $6.3 million
2005: $6.1 million
2006: $8.3 million
2007: $10.1 million
2008: $5.8 million
2009: $8.8 million
2010: $7.7 million
2011: $6.4 million
2012: $2.3 million
Total career earnings: $69.7 million
Federer knocks can off crew member's head during a Gillette / British Skin Foundation shoot.
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