Roger Federer married to ex-tennis player – all information about wife and children

On April 11, 2009, Roger Federer married his long-time girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec

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Tennis player Roger Federer has been with his current wife for over 20 years. Unlike other tennis stars, the Swiss man has a scandal-free marriage.

Basel – On April 11, 2009, tennis player Roger Federer and his long-time friend Mirka Vavrinec tied the knot. The wedding ceremony and celebration took place in Basel, Federer’s hometown, in a small group. Roger Federer’s wife was already pregnant at this point. In July of the same year, Mirka Federer gave birth to twin girls.

Roger Federer: origin and family of the tennis player

Roger Federer was born on August 8, 1981 as the son of Swiss Robert Federer and his South African wife Lynette in Basel born. Robert Federer was an avid hobby tennis player, but did not push his son to become a professional. Roger made this decision himself when he was a teenager. Even today, his parents often accompany Roger Federer on his travels to tournaments all over the world.

The tennis player Roger Federer: his wife and the wedding

Roger Federer met his future wife and mother of his children at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She was born as Miroslava (“Mirka”) Vavrinec on April 1, 1978 in Bojnice in the former Czechoslovakia. She emigrated to Switzerland with her parents in 1980. Mirka worked as a professional tennis player from 1998 to 2002. Her greatest achievement was reaching the third round of the 2001 US Open. A year later, she ended her professional career due to a foot injury.

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After Roger and Mirka had been a couple for almost nine years, they married in April 2009. In addition to the parents of the bride and groom, only 35 other guests attended the wedding. In interviews, Roger Federer often emphasizes that his marriage is very happy. His wife accompanies him at all important tournaments to support him.

Roger Federer: The tennis player’s children

On July 23, 2009, Mirka and Roger Federer became the parents of twin girls Myla Rose and Charlene Riva. Five years later, on May 6, 2009, they had twins again, Leo and Lenny. It is very important to your parents that the children grow up as normally as possible. Like Mirka, the two pairs of twins often accompany the tennis player on his tournament trips and cheer him on. The two Federer sons sat in the audience box for the first time when they were only eight months old. So far, however, none of the children have shown greater interest in playing tennis themselves.

Roger Federer: The tennis player’s advertising partners

Roger Federer works for numerous companies and sponsors, and in some cases he is supported by his family. Among other things, these companies are among his advertising partners:

  • Nike
  • Swiss credit
  • Rolex
  • Mercedes
  • Moet & Chandon
  • Barilla
  • Lindt & Sprüngli

The tennis player Roger Federer: his hobbies and his social commitment

As a professional tennis player, Roger Federer has little time for hobbies. He states that he currently devotes his little spare time to family. He also enjoys reading newspapers and magazines. Occasionally he goes hiking in the Swiss mountains. According to his own admission, Roger Federer dreams of skiing with his wife and children at the end of his career. In addition, the family would like to buy a dog.

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The tennis player founded the Roger Federer Foundation together with his wife. This foundation aims to give socially disadvantaged children in southern Africa access to education. The Foundation is active in these countries:

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Malawi

The foundation prefers to work with local non-governmental organizations.

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