- Representing SUI
One of the greatest tennis players in history, Roger Federer’s achievements include 17 Grand Slam singles titles, 10 other final appearances and two Olympic Games medals.
He won the Men's Doubles gold, alongside Stanislas Wawrinka, at Beijing 2008 and then pocketed a silver for himself after losing the London 2012 Final to Andy Murray.
The Swiss maestro had turned professional in 1998 and made his Olympic Games debut at Sydney 2000, where he battled all the way to the bronze medal match, losing to Arnaud Di Pasquale of France.
More significantly, he met his future wife at the Games - Mirka Vavrinec, also part of the Swiss team.
Three years later, Federer won the first of five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles, and seven in total - he also won the US Open five times, the Australian Open four times and Roland Garros once.
His 17 Grand Slam titles makes him the most successful men’s champion of all time and one of only seven men to win all four majors.
Federer spent a record 302 weeks at number one in the world, including a record 237 consecutive weeks from February 2004 to August 2008, and was Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record four consecutive years.