Federer has won 96 career titles, including six ATP World Tour Finals, 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000, and 19 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments.
Given these achievements, many players and analysts consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time Federer has been named the Swiss Sports Personality of the Year a record seven times.
On 24 November 2017 Federer received an honorary doctorate awarded to him by his home university, the University of Basel.
He received the title in recognition for his role in increasing the international reputation of Basel and Switzerland, and also his engagement for children in Africa through his charitable foundation.
He was named ATP Player of the Year five times, was named ITF World Champion five times, and won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for a record four consecutive years, from 2005 to 2008.
He is also the only individual to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award four times.
Federer has won a record eight Wimbledon titles, a record six Australian Open titles, a record five consecutive US Open titles, and one French Open title.
The Nadal vs Federer "Match for Africa" in 2010 in Zurich and Madrid raised more than million for the Roger Federer Foundation and Fundación Rafa Nadal.
In January 2011, Federer took part in an exhibition, Rally for Relief, to raise money for the victims of the Queensland floods.
In 2014, the "Match for Africa 2" between Federer and Stan Wawrinka, again in Zurich, raised £850,000 for education projects in southern Africa.
His father, Robert Federer, is Swiss-German, from Berneck, in the Canton of St.
Gallen, and his mother, Lynette Federer (née Durand), from Kempton Park, Gauteng in South Africa.