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Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for 302 weeks, including 237 consecutive weeks. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. He re-entered the top ten following his victory at the 2017 Australian Open. In majors, Federer has won eight Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and one French Open title. He is among eight men to have captured a career Grand Slam and has reached 29 men's singles Grand Slam finals, including ten in a row from the 2005 Wimbledon Championships to the 2007 US Open. Federer has also won 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 the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer has been named Swiss Sports Personality of the Year seven times. In 2007, he won the ESPY Award for Best International Athlete and he has won the Best Male Tennis Player award seven times. 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 for four consecutive years. He was named four times the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. In 2017, ESPN ranked him fourth in its most famous athletes list, first among tennis players.