He holds dual citizenship. Along with being a Swiss national, he is also a citizen of South Africa,
Because of a back problem, Federer was discharged from serving in the Swiss military.
Federer turned professional in 1998 and won his first grand slam title at Wimbledon in 2003,
In 2003, he won his first major grand slam title at Wimbledon beating Mark Philippoussis
In 2009, Federer married his longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec, a former Swiss professional tennis player.