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Who would've thought this young titleless kid named Roger Federer would win 20 Grand Slam titles and 96 career ATP tour titles overall. Almost 20 years later Roger Federer is ranked No. 2 in men's singles tennis. He has held the the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for 302 weeks, including 237 consecutive weeks.

Federer entered the top 100 ranking for the first time on 20 September 1999. His first final came at the Marseille Open in 2000, where he lost to fellow Swiss Marc Rosset. Roger's international breakthrough came at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships where a 19-year-old Federer faced the four-time defending champion and all-time Grand Slam leader Pete Sampras. The teenage Swiss stunned the seven time Wimbledon champion and #1 seed in a dramatic five set epic to reach the quarterfinals.

The first final he reached at the prestigious Masters level came at the 2002 Miami Masters event, where he lost to former and future world #1 Andre Agassi on hard court. Federer won his first Master Series event at the 2002 Hamburg Masters on clay, over Marat Safin; the victory put him in top 10 for the first time. In 2003. Federer won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon.

Courtesy: Stefan Dimov
 
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