Best Australian Open Performance: Winner (2004, 2006, 2007)
Career prize money: $53,362,068 USD
Career high ranking: 1
Current ranking (31 Dec 09): 1
Write-up: The most dominant tennis player of a generation, and arguably the most dominant of all time. Has 15 grand slam victories, more than anyone, ever. The Swiss master won his first Wimbledon in 2003 and has won at least one Grand Slam in every year since. Has played some classic finals against Rafael Nadal in recent years, including 2009’s Australian Open final when he was defeated in an unforgettable five-set showdown. Federer married former WTA player Mirka Vavrinec in 2009 and can speak Swiss German, German, French and English fluently.
Nova knows him because: He always wins. And when he doesn’t he cries. Well he did once, and sometimes that’s all it takes.