We all know about Roger Federer, and those who do not, have at least heard of his greatness. A tennis legend, and philanthropist who is making a difference. Roger is also a multilingual person. He can speak German, French, and English with ease. Being from Switzerland, he can also speak Swiss German.
Roger Federer’s tennis story goes back to when he was eight years old. It was when he started playing tennis. In his family, he had his mother, father, and sister. Growing up, he idolized Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, and also Stefan Edberg. He was born on 8th August 1981. Playing tennis from a small age, helped him debut in 1998 on the ATP tour.
To date, Roger has won 20 prestigious Grand Slams, which is a world record in the men’s category. He also holds 8 Wimbledon champion titles, which are also the most any tennis player has ever won. His success did not make him only stay with Tennis. He also started several initiatives to change the world for the better. This is how his journey as a Philanthropist started. Back in 2003, he had founded and established Roger Federer Foundation. With his efforts and contribution, he has helped educate more than half a million kids in his homeland and also Africa.
Roger, one of the top athletes in the world, is an inspiration to many. He has not only created a name for himself in Tennis but also established himself as a brand. As for personal life, he married Mirka Vavrinec in the year 2009. She is a former tennis player who played professionally as well. She had to step down and retire because to a sports injury. Both dated for several years before actually getting married. Let’s now learn about Roger’s kids.
In one of the most strange coincidences of science and life, Roger has four children and all are twins. His first children, Myla Federer and Charlene Federer were born on July 23, 2009. While the other two, Leo Federer and Lenny Federer, were born on May 06, 2014.
Myla Rose Federer and Charlene Riva Federer, are 11 years old. Leo Federer and Lenny Federer are 6 years old. The latter is starting to learn Tennis. It is interesting to note although that regardless of how rare it is to have twins, Roger’s sister also is a mother of twins.
Roger loves to travel with his family. His children also have a fond time watching him play and interacting with other children. Roger has said in an interview that his kids are liking to play tennis and would perhaps train in the future as well. Roger’s kids are also good in more than languages. They can speak Swiss and English quite well, which is evident from few interviews. Being Roman Catholics, Roger is also quite religious. He has visited Vatican City in the past and also loves to inculcate the same culture in his family.
Being a sports legend like Roger takes a lot from one’s life. But he has time and again, set up an example in every field. He is not just a great tennis player, but also a good father and human being.