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Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player and currently the number 1 ranked player in the world. At the age of 25, he is already regarded by many, including his contemporaries, as having the potential to be one of the greatest, if not the single greatest, players of all time13. He has been ranked number 1 since February 2004, and, as of August 2006, he holds the third-longest consecutive stay in the World No. 1. Only Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl have had longer unbroken streaks at number one.
In 2004, Federer became the first man since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three out of the four Grand Slam singles tournaments in the same year. Since 2002, he has won 8 Grand Slam, 2 Tennis Masters Cup and 11 ATP Masters Series singles titles.