When it comes to sports, tennis is one of the world’s most popular ones. Not only is it one of the most popular sports that is watched by millions of fans worldwide, it is also one of the most well-paying sports for the players.
Roger Federer is one of the most famous names in tennis. The Swiss-born professional tennis player currently ranks no. 9 in the world ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) list. His various feats on the court has earned him the moniker of being one of the legends in the world of tennis. After his professional debut in 1998, Roger has maintained a ranking in the world top-10 since 2002.
Roger met the former WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) player, Mirka, at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The duo was in the Swiss team together. Mirka retired from professional tennis due to a foot injury in 2002.
Roger married Mirka in a private ceremony, surrounded by a close-knit group of family and friends only, in April of 2009 at the Wenkenhof Villa, located near Basel in Riehen.
Roger’s mother Lynette was born and brought up in Johannesburg in South Africa. She was a renowned track and field athlete in her school as well as a good player for the netball and field hockey teams,
His father, Robert Federer was born in Switzerland and was raised in Berneck. A traveller by nature, he went on a tour of South Africa in his 20s and met Lynette there. The duo got married in 1973 and moved to Basel. The couple had their daughter, Diana, first – in 1979 – before Roger was born in August of 1981.
Diana Federer was born to Lynette and Robert in 1979. Currently she works as a nurse in Switzerland and is also the parent of twin girls.
Roger’s eldest children, twin daughter Myla Rose and Charlene Riva were born on the 23rd of July in 2009. This was a perfect gift for Roger as he had recently won his 15th Grand Slam title with his 6th Wimbledon win.
Roger and Mirka became the proud parents of another set of twins, boys this time, when they welcomed Leo and Lenny Federer into the family on 6th of May, 2014.
Roger Federer has carved himself a name in the legends of tennis with his immense talent and sportsmanship. Today, he is the holder of various world-records as well as a large number of title and awards.