For years, tennis aficionados wondered whether Roger Federer could really be called the greatest ever tennis player. In 2009, Federer ended that debate by completing his collection of career Grand Slams and overtaking Pete Sampras's all-time record of 14 major titles. With his Olympic gold medal from 2008, a silver medal from the London 2012 Olympic Games and another Wimbledon title under his belt, he has now achieved legendary status in the wider sporting world.This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket. It looks at his development as a sportsman and how he has matured into a family man after his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the birth of their twin girls, followed by twin boys in 2014. It also examines how Federer bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career when, following a serious illness and a dip in form, his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins was ended and he was toppled from the number one spot by his long-time rival Rafael Nadal. In characteristic style, Federer has since silenced his critics by winning the French Open title for the first time, reclaiming his Wimbledon crown, winning Olympic gold and in 2015 recording his 1,000th career win - a feat achieved by only two other players.With Federer's remarkable return to top-level form after his grim 2013, culminating in his sealing Switzerland's Davis Cup triumph in November 2014, a fuller - if not yet complete - picture of the Federer career can be painted. Written by an experienced tennis writer and commentator, this acclaimed sports biography brings the story up to date, while considering Federer the man and the player, as well as the place he will occupy in tennis and sporting history.