“She never let me forget real life during the stressful everyday life on tour”

Roger Federer recently talked about the role his wife Mirka played in his life, both on and off the pitch. He revealed how his wife has always supported him through the good times as well as the bad and more importantly, helped him balance all aspects of his life.

The two have been married since 2009 and are the parents of four children – Leo, Lenny, Charlene and Myla. However, Roger and Miroslava (Mirka) have known each other since 2000, before the 40-year-old established himself as the great champion he is now.

In a recent interview with Caminada, the 20-time Major champion was asked to elaborate more on the importance of his wife throughout his life and career. Federer has heaps of praise for Mirka and praises her influence, revealing how she has always been supportive and dedicated to her guidance.

“When I joined Mirka, I didn’t have a single title on the tour,” said the 40-year-old. “She’s a strong, intelligent woman and her influence on my career and who I am has been huge. Mirka gave me confidence and taught me to do my best. And She comforted me when I lost. Also, she never let me forget the real, real life of the stressful daily life on tour.”

Federer revealed more about how Mirka will help him stave off criticism during skinny matches and will instead guide him on the advice of close and loved ones.

“She kept our friends and family together and showed me how important it is to do it your own way and not listen to the media or the critics, but to believe. on the advice of friends and family,” he said. “Our life together is stressful and exciting, and thankfully there’s always plenty to laugh at. We also have four children together and we’re doing all we can to secure a future. theirs. I’m sure.”

“Mirka lost her homeland as a child when she came here from Slovakia with her family” – Roger Federer

Roger Federer's wife, Mirka, during the 2020 Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s wife, Mirka, during the 2020 Australian Open.

During the interview, Federer’s attention was focused on the appalling conditions in Ukraine due to the repeated acts of aggression being carried out on Russian soil.

The Swiss was asked if he discussed the ongoing war with his children, to which he replied in the affirmative. He reminisces about photos from the Gulf War, the war that took the world by storm during his teenage years.

“Of course. But how much is too much? I can still remember seeing pictures on TV of Kuwait when I was a boy,” Federer said. “I could still clearly see the green rockets in the sky in front of me. At the time, we were far from the war here in Switzerland.”

The former world No. 1 went on to explain that he and Mirka are “extremely concerned” about the current situation. He mentioned how his wife sympathizes with the suffering of the refugees because she comes from a war-torn area.

“Mirka and I are extremely concerned about the state of the world,” said the Swiss. “We’ve passed away. It’s hard to express carefree joy when you yourself are disappointed. Mirka lost her homeland as a child when she came here from Slovakia with her family. She is deeply heartbroken at the misery. suffering of refugees.

“Our foundation wants to help vulnerable children,” he added. “I hope that our four kids, when they grow up, will want to join the foundation or do good for the world.”


Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee

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