Some may call him the maestro, or the greatest of all time, or simply Roger Federer. The 20-time Grand Slam champion turned 39 years young yesterday, and although he may not be on the court winning titles, the Swiss star has countless accomplishments to celebrate as he rings in another birthday.
Federer's impact goes far beyond the court and one can see this through the many people around the world that he has touched and inspired. Whether it be Billie Jean King, who has come to know Federer on a personal level or a fan chanting his name amidst a packed Court Philippe Chatrier, a sincere admiration for the Swiss is universal.
Here are just a few notable names that wished Federer happy birthday.
Many happy returns @rogerfederer. We miss tennis and we sure miss seeing you out there, gracing the world's courts. Have a great day with your family. I'd love to join you for a birthday celebration next year and have the opportunity to toast at least one more GS title! ???? pic.twitter.com/QBfPOr8t8l— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) August 8, 2020
Billie Jean King
Happy Birthday @rogerfederer Wishing you good health and fitness and another few quality years on the tour! Enjoy your family time...????????????????— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) August 8, 2020
Happy birthday @rogerfederer, a Melbourne favourite and six-time #AusOpen champion. We will all feel much better when you are back playing. Hope you are well, safe and in good spirits. Have a great day with your wonderful family. pic.twitter.com/egGTqj3osk— Craig Tiley (@CraigTiley) August 8, 2020
There's this really impressive rising star from Switzerland we just heard about. Very talented. Elegant groundstrokes. Definitely one to keep an eye on... ????— Rogers Cup (@rogerscup) August 8, 2020
...and it's his birthday! Happy Birthday to Roger Federer, who today turns 39 years YOUNG. pic.twitter.com/nmiB8ssRnL
???? 20x Grand Slam champion— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 8, 2020
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Wishing a peRFect birthday to @rogerfederer! ???? pic.twitter.com/WANypQQlXT
It should really come as no surprise that people of all backgrounds took part in celebrating the champion's special day.