25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Roger Federer

Entertainment Sep. 1, 2010 AT 10:39AM
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Roger Federer (who hopes to win his sixth U.S. Open title Sept. 12.) shares the 25 things you don't know about him with UsMagazine.com.

1. I had to choose between playing soccer and tennis at 12 years old.

2. I am 50 percent South African. My mom is from Johannesburg.

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3. I speak four languages: English, French, German and Swiss German.

4. I did paragliding once, but never again.

5. I like playing video games.

6. I brush my teeth three times a day.

7. I like to go on safaris.

8. My favorite animal is the lion.

9. The Swiss government honored me with a postal stamp, making me the only living citizen to ever receive such an honor.

10. I was a vegetarian until I was 14 years old.

11. I love movies. Some of my favorites are Good Will Hunting, Gladiator and any James Bond film.

12. I love being at home in Basel, Switzerland.

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13. I go to bed late.

14. I hate to be rushed.

15. I love the beach.

16. My favorite number is eight.

17. I enjoy going with my wife, Mirka, to the fashion shows in New York and Milan, Italy.

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18. I wear a size-12 shoe.

19. I can eat fondue all day long.

20. My favorite drink is sparkling water.

21. I'm scared of roller coasters.

22. I love driving on the Autobahn.

23. I miss taking public transportation.

24. My secret vice is milk chocolate Lindor truffles.

25. I am not superstitious.

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