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1993 South African Open (tennis)

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1993 South African Open (tennis)

Date29 March - 5 April
Edition88th
CategoryATP World Series
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$275,000
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationDurban , South Africa

Roger Federers victory at the Australian Open 2017 helped the Swiss extend his men's record for most Grand Slam singles titles won. With 18 major trophies now in his cabinet, we honour his achievement by presenting 18 random facts about him. 1. By winning the Australian Open 2017, Federer's career prize money earnings click over the 100 million mark; his total currently stands at 100. 84 million. 2. In 19 Grand Slam events beginning at Wimbledon 2005 and ending with the Australian Open 2010, Federer reached the final of all but one; he fell to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals at Melbourne Park in 2008. 3. Primarily known for his singles exploits, Federer has also won eight doubles title-yet none since 2008. The biggest of those came at the Beijing 2008 Olympics and the 2003 Miami Masters. 5. In 2015, Federer was deemed the world's most marketable sports star by the London School of Marketing. 6. After winning Wimbledon in 2003, Federer was present with cow, Juliette, at his next event at the Swiss Open in Gstaad. Juliette had a calf-which Federer named Edelweiss-before she was reportedly slaughtered for not producing enough milk. She is not around anymore. That was a long time. Youre living in the past, Federer joked when asked about it at the Australian Open 2013. She long go. I think her daughters will go, too. So way behind. Later that year in Gstaad, Federer was gifted second cow by the tournament, named Desiree. 7. Multilingual Federer speaks English, German, Swiss German and French. 8. After years of playing with a racquet featuring a 90-square-inch racquet face-while most other pros play with racquets nearing 100 square inches-Federer debuted newer, larger frame at the Australian Open 2014 after trialling several prototypes during 2013. 9. Federer is a dual citizen; he holds both Swiss and South African citizenship, latter due to his mother, Lynette, having been born in South Africa. 10. From 1993 to 2007, Federer and Pete Sampras won 12 of 15 Wimbledon mens single titles. They clashed just once at Wimbledon, in 2001, in between their eras of dominance; Federer won 7-5 in fifth in a match often cited as a changing of guard. 11. In 2003, Roger Federer Foundation was establish, with a focus on raising funds for early childhood education in Southern Africa. Since that date, the Foundation has raised more than 15 million. 12. No male player has been ranked No. 1 for as long as Federer; Swiss has spent a cumulative total of 302 weeks at the summit. 13. Federer, highest-earning tennis player in 2016 according to Forbes, enjoys partnerships with Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Credit Suisse, Jura, Moet & Chandon, Lindt, Wilson, Nike, Netjets and Sunrise. Since Andre Agassis retirement in 2006, Federer has been the highest-earning tennis player ever since. 14. He served as president of the ATP Player Council for six years, from June 2008 to June 2014. 15. In his 18-year pro career, Federer has not once retired mid-match.

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Arthur Ashe (1943-1993)

Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player, broadcaster, author, and activist. Know for his on-court grace and low-key demeanor, he was the first Black Men's Tennis champion at the US Open and Wimbledon, first African American to play for and captain the US Davis Cup team, and the first Black man inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Yet it was and remains Ashe's legacy outside of professional tennis for which he is most noted. He was the first and only African American to have a statue of his likeness erected on Richmond's historic Monument Avenue and one of the most prominent athletes of any race to die from AIDS.

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