Roger Federer is one of the greatest players in the world of Tennis. The Swiss Maestro was the first to get to 20 Grand Slam titles. His record at Wimbledon is simply marvelous, having won the most men’s titles in the history of the sport at the venue. Roger Federer was the first individual to be ranked World No.1 for over 300 weeks. His dominance in the period from 2003 to 2012 was a sight for millions of Tennis fans. When Roger Federer won the 2009 French Open, he achieved the Career Grand Slam much before Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Federer’s dominance came at the same time when Rafael Nadal was the undisputed ‘Emperor of Clay’. Djokovic was an upcoming star who did not get much success at the start of his career. But, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have dominated the last decade in such a way that Tennis fans will probably consider this era as the ‘Greatest period in a Generation of Tennis.’
The Swiss Maestro also has won over 100 ATP titles and is closing in on the all-time record of wins in Tennis set by Jimmy Connors. Federer’s exploits have made him a star off the court. His net worth, brand endorsements are all in the category of elite sporting greats. Here is a look at the net worth, brand endorsements, and other aspects of the life of Roger Federer
When one looks at the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, Roger Federer features very prominently. His overall net worth is estimated to be USD 550 million. His overall career prize money is USD 130 million. In addition, he has apparently earned over USD 1 billion over brand endorsements. Federer’s prize money tally is the second-highest among the current lot in world Tennis, with Novak Djokovic having prize money of USD 155 million.
Since Federer has achieved so much in the world of Tennis, it is obvious that many luxurious and elite brands will line up to sponsor Federer. Rolex has been the oldest sponsor for Federer, with their association lasting more than a decade. Federer and Rolex are the two Swiss brands that are famous all over the world. It is obvious that their association is a match made in heaven.
Federer also has tie-ups with Japanese firm Uniqlo in addition to other brands like Nike, Gillette, and Mercedez Benz. Here is a complete list of Roger Federer’s brand endorsements.
When Roger Federer started out as a professional in 1999, he struggled to make an impact. But, when he won the fourth-round match against Pete Sampras in Wimbledon 2001, it made him an overnight sensation. His legendary stature was confirmed when he won the Wimbledon title in 2003. From that point on till 2009, Federer was the ultimate Tennis player on the circuit. With every Grand Slam success, Federer received an incremental increase in his prize money earnings.
Federer’s best year was 2017 when he won USD 13 million in one year. Just like in 2007, he had won seven titles but he never crossed the USD 10 million mark. Here is a look at his prize money in the last 14 years.
The number of titles that Federer won has made him an immortal hero. He is the only player currently to have won more than 100 ATP titles. The number of matches that Federer has won is 1251, just 23 behind the all-time record of 1274 set by Jimmy Connors. It was Roger Federer who broke the No.1 ranking record when he was on top of the summit for 310 weeks at the start of the first decade. He was the first player to go past 300 weeks, breaking the previous record set by Sampras.
But, Federer has been in 31 Grand Slam finals and has tasted defeat in 11 of them. Out of the 11, six are to Nadal alone. The French Open, in particular, is a harsh blot on Federer’s greatness. While Nadal ended Federer’s grip on Wimbledon, Federer has never managed to beat Nadal in Roland Garros.
On the other hand, Federer dominated the early clashes against Novak Djokovic. In the first 20 encounters, Federer held a 13-7 head-to-head advantage. But, Djokovic turned the tables spectacularly as he won 20 out of the next 30 encounters. The loss of 11 Grand Slam Finals, predominantly against Nadal and Djokovic, highlights how the two players raised their game just to match Federer.
|2003||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Mark Philippoussis||7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3)|
|2004||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Marat Safin||7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-2|
|2004||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3), 6-4|
|2004||US Open||Roger Federer||Lleyton Hewitt||6-0, 7-6 (3), 6-0|
|2005||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-4|
|2005||US Open||Roger Federer||Andre Agassi||6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1|
|2006||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Marcos Baghdatis||5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2|
|2006||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4)|
|2006||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3|
|2006||US Open||Roger Federer||Andy Roddick||6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|2007||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Fernando Gonzalez||7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4|
|2007||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|2007||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2|
|2007||US Open||Roger Federer||Novak Djokovic||7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4|
|2008||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||6-1, 6-3, 6-0|
|2008||Wimbledon||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (8), 7-9|
|2008||US Open||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||6-2, 7-5, 6-2|
|2009||Australian Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2|
|2009||French Open||Roger Federer||Robin Soderling||6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4|
|2009||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14|
|2009||US Open||Juan Martin del Potro||Roger Federer||3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2|
|2010||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (11)|
|2011||French Open||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1|
|2012||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Andy Murray||4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4|
|2014||Wimbledon||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 4-6|
|2015||Wimbledon||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6 (1), 6-7 (10), 6-4, 6-3|
|2015||US Open||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4|
|2017||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Rafael Nadal||6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3|
|2017||Wimbledon||Roger Federer||Marin Cilic||6-3, 6-1, 6-4|
|2018||Australian Open||Roger Federer||Marin Cilic||6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1|
|2019||Wimbledon||Novak Djokovic||Roger Federer||7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3)|
When Federer reached the quarterfinal of the 2019 US Open, it was believed that he would script a miracle at the age of 39. Despite the loss, Federer had shown that age was just a number. But, in 2020 and 2021, age finally caught up with the Swiss Maestro. For the first time in February 2020, Federer underwent the first of multiple knee surgeries. But, in that same year, the coronavirus pandemic hit the Tennis world. Wimbledon was not held for the first time since the World War. The French Open and US Open were held later in the year and Federer did not participate.
Ever since he started winning Grand Slams, Federer has won many titles. In 2016, he did not win a single title. But, with injury sidelining him for a full year, Federer did not win a single title. His best result was the semi-final against Novak Djokovic but he lost in straight sets. In addition to his knee injury, Federer had sustained a groin injury during the semifinal.
The year 2021 saw Federer been plagued by further injuries. Federer participated in the French Open but he had to withdraw due to a knee injury. At Wimbledon, Federer reached the quarterfinal but he lost in straight sets to Hubert Hurkacz. This included a humiliating 0-6 loss in the third set. The way Federer bowed out of Wimbledon made many to fear that it would be his last match.
The fears were further confirmed when he withdrew from the US Open to undergo multiple knee surgeries. This has ruled him out of the entire 2022 season. But, he is hopeful of a return.
With over USD 130 million in prize money and a net worth of USD 550 million, Federer has made excellent use of his money. There is the Roger Federer Foundation which takes care of one million children in Africa. He has raised USD 50 million through his foundation to ensure that the initiative is a success.
In addition to the Roger Federer Foundation, he also has other charity foundations with which he is associated. These include the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Humpty Dumpty Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mines Advisory Group, and Small Steps Project