Roger Federer is widely recognized as a tennis legend, celebrated not only for his on-court achievements but also for his humility and commitment to family. Known, as the “family man”, Federer effectively balances his professional and personal life, prioritizing his family.
The romantic journey of the duo commenced during the 2000 Summer Olympics where 18-year-old Roger and 22-year-old Mirka teamed up as a doubles pair for Switzerland. They got married to each other in 2009 after nine years of dating.
Recently, a Federer’s fan page shed light on a detail from the past, which extended admiration for the tennis icon. In an interview in 2010 with American journalist LZ Granderson, Federer was asked about what he loved, his answer was Mirka, his wife, separating him from other athletes who usually express their love for movies, chocolates, cars, or winning.
“I’ve asked hundreds of athletes: What do you love? Now, in the past I’ve heard everything from “I love horror movies,” to chocolates to fast cars and, of course, winning. Roger simply smiled and said, ”I love Mirka.””-LZ Granderson in an interview with Roger Federer
Roger’s unique answer in the interview implied his genuine affection for his family, reinforcing his well-deserved title of ‘Family Man.’ Numerous instances showcase Federer’s love for his wife and children, as he consistently makes an effort to spend time with them, even during the busiest moments of his career.
Roger Federer’s fashionable Met Gala comeback earns praise from Chris Evert
Making a return to the event after his memorable crystal cobra tuxedo in 2017, Roger Federer, this time as co-chair opted for a less daring outfit. Alongside him on the red carpet was his wife Mirka Federer, beautifully dressed in a light pink gown. Chris Evert, an 18-time Grand Slam champion, took to X to praise the couple stating:
“You and Mirka looked gorgeous!”-Chris Evert on X
Let’s get the party started 🥂 pic.twitter.com/aIvYoCwRhL— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) May 1, 2023
Roger Federer retired from tennis in 2022. He played his last professional match at the Laver Cup alongside his rival friend Rafael Nadal in a doubles match.