Roger FedererHis biggest supporters are his family.
Met a tennis player for the first time His wife, Mirka, who is also a tennis player, when he was representing Switzerland at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. They finally tied the knot in 2009.
Since then, they have become a family of six, Welcoming two sets of identical twins.
While Federer doesn’t discuss his family life in public often, his children were in the stands to support him in the big matches.
He said, “Oh, that was the only way.” Savannah Guthrie. I said, ‘I’d never go out on the road without my kids. I’d rather retire [than travel without them]. Then I had to retire 10 years ago.”
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Mila Rose Federer and Charlene Riva Federer
On July 23, 2009, Roger and Mirka become parents for the first time They welcomed two identical twin girls, Milla Rose Federer and Charlene Riva Federer. “This is the greatest day of our lives,” he said in a statement at the time. “Mirka, Mila and Charlene are all doing very well and doing very well.”
“I really had to fight myself,” he said. “I had a couple [of interviews] Where I said, “We’re really excited to have some kids,” and I was thinking, “Is that really given up?”
After their birth, the tennis star opened up to people Becoming a father for the first time. “It was so much fun being a dad and spending time with them,” he said of his twins, who were six weeks old. “I work as much as I can because every day something new and something different. I don’t want to miss anything.”
“It feels great to be called a father,” he added. “I am very proud of this title.”
While Mila and Charlene have appeared at various tennis tournaments to support their father, Roger has teased it previously His daughters were not enthusiastic about this sport As is.
“They’ll get their doll instead of the tennis racket and they’ll be happy,” Federer told People at the 2011 US Open press conference. “They are trying so hard [with a racket] But they get frustrated after 30 seconds. They’re not trying to curry favor with me either.”
Leo Federer and Lenny Federer
On Christmas Eve 2013, Roger and Mirka announced that They were expecting again. He wrote on Twitter: “Mirka and I are so excited to share the news that Mila and Charlene are going to be big sisters in 2014! Happy Holidays!” On May 6, 2014, the couple welcomed another set of identical twins, sons Leo Federer and Lenny Federer.
The boys of the couple have also been front and center in many tournaments as well, including his Historic 8th Wimbledon Championships Men’s Singles in 2017.
“I was deeply affected by my performance in the tournament from start to finish,” said day today after winning. “I looked in the stands and saw my kids… then it started sinking in that I was a Wimbledon champion on the ground.”
“I saw boys for the first time, and [seeing] Federer laughed “Federer laughed” They were going out to the District Court and knowing how important the District Court was to me, seeing them not knowing what was going on. Then the girls were there too and my wife was emotional. It really hit me.”
talk with today In September 2022, the tennis star opened up about how welcoming his sons changed his approach to his career.
“I have twin girls, you know, Mila and Charlene,” Guthrie said. “They were born in 2009, right after I went, I think she was No. 1 in the world.” “Girls were born and from that moment on, 2010 and 2011, I haven’t won any championships. I remember changing diapers, bathing the girls, and just being a dad.”
He continued, “But then when the boys were born, I mean, that rocked the boat, obviously, because going down the road with four kids every week was tough, to say the least. And from being the dominant, I became the challenger. And I loved that role too. I stayed really hungry the whole time.”
He also shared with Guthrie that one of his sons had a penchant for tennis, but he didn’t share one who might follow in his footsteps.