Roger Federer birthday: Rafael Nadal Academy joins supporters in hailing world No 2
ROGER FEDERER celebrates his 37th birthday today and supporters all over the world have hailed the tennis legend.
Federer is continuing to defy the odds by challenging for the top honors while entertaining millions.
The Swiss star won his 20th Grand Slam title in January at the Australian Open and became the oldest world No 1 of all time in the aftermath.
Rafael Nadal has since regained that crown but Federer is hoping to up the pressure with a successful US Open campaign later this month.
The birthday-boy has decided to skip the Rogers Cup this week but will return for the Cincinnati Masters next week.
And ahead of Federer’s first match since Wimbledon, tributes have poured in for the legend - and even from Nadal’s personal tennis camp.
“Happy birthday @rogerfederer!” Rafael Nadal Academy tweeted.
“We wish you a great day from the #RafaNadalAcademybyMovistar!”
The Rafael Nadal Academy have wished Federer well (Image: GETTY)
Meanwhile, Federer’s supporters have also hailed their hero.
“Happy birthday to the legend himself @rogerfederer. Thankyou for making us enjoy tennis. May God bless you!” one supporter wrote.
And another added: “Happy 37th Birthday to the Greatest Of All Times!
A further Twitter user noted: “A happy birthday to the man who inspires so many! @rogerfederer, many many happy returns!”
And some fan hopes Federer continues playing for many more years, despite the restricting his ageing body may have.
“Happy Birthday @rogerfederer. It has been more than 14 years since u have started filling joy in my life,” one supporter wrote.
“Hope this continues for at least few more years.”
Federer is back in action at the Cincinnati Masters next week (Image: GETTY)
What is Roger Federer’s schedule for 2018?
Federer has a preliminary ATP tour schedule of;
Cincinnati Masters, Masters 1000: Aug 13 - Aug 19
US Open, Grand Slam: Hard Aug 27 - Sep 9
Shanghai Masters, Masters 1000: Oct 8 - Oct 14
Swiss Indoors, 500 Series: Oct 22 - Oct 28
ATP World Tour Finals: Nov 11 - Nov 18
He will also play at the Laver Cup, which takes place between Sep 21 and Sep 23.