Happy Birthday Roger Federer: Roger Federer Born in 1981 in Switzerland, Roger Federer was one of the top junior tennis players by the age 11 among his country. He turned pro in 1998, and with his victory at Wimbledon in 2003 he became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title. He is one of eight men to have won a career Grand Slam (winning all four Grand Slams at least once) and one of four players to have won a career Grand Slam on three different surfaces, hard, grass and clay courts. Federer has won 8 Wimbledon titles, an all-time record. Federer has won 97 ATP singles titles including a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, 27 ATP Masters 1000 titles and a record six ATP Finals .