US Open 2012, Roger Federer: The Making of a Champion, Part 1

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US Open 2012, Roger Federer: The Making of a Champion, Part 1
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Will 2012 bring a 6th US Open trophy for Roger Federer?

Five-time U.S. Open champion and world No. 1 Roger Federer was born Aug. 8, 1981, near Basel, Switzerland.

Roger comes from a family where everyone enjoyed playing tennis. His South African-born mother Lynette was a member of the 1995 Swiss inter-club senior championship team.

She later became a junior tennis coach and worked in the office helping organise the ATP Swiss Indoor tournament at Basel.

Roger’s father Robert was a recreational tennis player. 

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