Roger Federer hails his wife Mirka’s incredible support and sacrifices, especially when she decided to quit her tennis career to nurture him instead. Federer is feeling grateful for his wife’s contribution, and attention which is helping to become a tennis champion.
Federer told SRF Sport “She invested everything”. He added “Then I won Wimbledon and when I look back, I once talked with her about it, it‘s incredible what you did and she said: ‘No problem’. She just put her career aside and said: ‘This is more important for me’. He also mentioned, “We wouldn‘t have been happy when we would have been apart.”
The Swiss tennis legend would have retired from tennis if Mirka asked him to. He remembered “She has supported me incredibly so I‘m looking forward to when everything is over. I would have stopped long ago if she hadn‘t had said: ‘Come on, continue”.
“We just love our time together and that’s still the case.” – Federer
Federer met his Mirka at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney while they were playing tennis together for Switzerland. Eventually, Mirka retired from tennis in 2002 and became Federer’s manager.
Federer exclaimed, “It was amazing how easily she walked away from tennis and retired, never really tried to come back.”
He added, “You know what, I’d rather have helped you have an amazing career (than) me having some kind of a career and we won’t see each other and we’ll grow unhappy and maybe we’ll break up because we won’t see each other enough.”
In 2009, Federer married Mirka. The cute couple has two couple of twins, Myla and Charlene, and Leo and Lenny. Mirka and the kids always have been following Federer to watch all of his matches.
An interesting fact about Mirka
Mirka met Martina Navratilova when her father took her to watch a tournament at Filderstadt in Germany. Navratilova fascinated by her athletic look, and sent her a racquet, arranged her first tennis lesson at the age of 9 years old.