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Roger Federer factbox

February 01, 2004 14:34 IST

Following is a factbox on Roger Federer, who claimed his first Australian Open singles title on Sunday with a 7-6 6-4 6-2 victory over Russia's Marat Safin.

Born: August 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland

Age: 22

Residence: Oberwil, Switzerland

Height: 1.85 m

Weight: 80 kg

Turned professional: 1998

Plays: Right-handed

Grand Slam titles: Two (Wimbledon 2003, Australian Open 2004)

1998 - Reaches Toulouse quarter-final in second ATP event.

1999 - Youngest player to finish year in Top 100.

2000 - Reaches first final losing to countryman Marc Rosset in Marseille.

Loses bronze medal match at Sydney Olympics to Arnaud Di Pasquale of France.

2001 - Finishes year as number one Swiss player.

Wins first title at Milan.

Reaches first grand slam quarter-final at French Open. Follows up by reaching quarter-final at Wimbledon after ending Pete Sampras's 31-match winning streak at the All England Club in fourth round.

2002 - Wins titles at Sydney, Hamburg and Vienna.

Suffers shock first-round defeat at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Helps Switzerland back into Davis Cup World Group with wins over Hicham Arazi and Younes El Aynaoui in Morocco.

Reaches semi-final of Tennis Masters Cup losing to eventual winner Lleyton Hewitt.

2003 - Loses in the first round of the French Open for the second year in a row.

Becomes first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam after beating Mark Philippoussis to lift Wimbledon crown.

Wins an ATP-high seven titles during the season, including the season-ending Masters Cup to finish the year ranked second.

Splits from Swedish coach Peter Lundgren in December.

2004: Becomes 23rd man, and first Swiss, to top the ATP rankings after reaching the Australian Open final.

Wins his second Grand Slam title with victory over Safin in the Melbourne Park final.

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